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Kaya Iron CLHS 253

KAYA Instruments Camera

Product Family

iron 253

Part Number

iron 253 CLHS

Camera Type


Sensor Type


Sensor Size

17.6 mm


C, CS, DC auto iris, EF


12 MP


Fiber, SFP+


Color, Monochrome

Frame Rate

60-100 fps

Max Frame Rate


Salient Features

Iron Small Form Factor Ruggedized Camera, 253 CLHS Model

Iron 253 Small Form Factor CLHS/10 GiGE ruggedized camera

Innovative Approach – Iron CLHS 253 is a compact low-cost, low-power global shutter CMOS camera with a CLHS interface which supports 12.29 MP high quality video at rates up to 63.8 fps.

Intelligent Design – This Iron camera incorporates Sony Pregius IMX253 global shutter sensor with 3.45µm pixel size. With a compact outline and low power design this camera can be fitted into tight spaces. Superior sensor performance allows very low light vision capabilities.


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Iron 253 Key Feature

      • 12.29 Megapixel up to 63.8 fps
      • Monochrome and Color models
      • Up to 4.5W power at full rate
      • Full image processing feature set
      • Optional Pan/Tilt alignment of the sensor
      • 10 Gbps CLHS (X-Protocol) interface*
      • C mount / CS mount
      • Full EMVA1288 report
      • Full built-in self-test (BIT)
      • Full built-in voltage testing
      • Customization as per user requirements


      * 10GiGE Vision available upon request.


Pixel Size 3.45 µm x 3.45 µm
Resolution 4096 (H) x 3000 (V)
Sensor Size 17.5 mm diagonal
Sensor Sony Pregius IMX253 CMOS sensor
Output Interface 6.25 Gbps CoaXPress 1.1, 12.5 Gbps CoaXPress 2.0
Interface Connector Micro-BNC
Output Resolution 8, 10 or 12 bit
Max Frame Rate 63.8 fps @8   bit resolution
63.8 fps @10 bit resolution
45.5 fps @12 bit resolution
Image Acquisition Continuous / Triggered
Camera Control Gen<i>Cam
Electronic Shutter Global shutter
Sensor Positioning Full pan/tilt calibration for optical axes (optional)
Monochrome / Color Monochrome / Color
Temporal Noise < 2.2 e- @25°C
Full Well Charge 9828 e-
Dynamic Range > 70.8dB @520nm
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR max) 40 dB @520nm
Quantum Efficiency (QE) X FF  > 63% @525nm
Shortest Exposure 10 µs
On Camera Processing Defect pixel correction
Auto/Manual White balance
Image flip
Frame counter
Flat field / Fixed patter noise correction
Gain (Analog / Digital)
Auto/Manual black level
Auto Exposure/Gain
Operational Time Counter

Mechanical & Electrical

Dimensions (including lens mount) 44 mm x 44 mm x 35.3 mm (Height x Width x Depth)
Lens Mount C-mount, CS-mount, EF-mount or DC Auto Iris lenses
Weight (without lens) ~50g
Power Input PoCXP full support (7-28V with external power option)
Power Consumption <3.2W @ 24V DC
Operating Temperature -30°C to 70°C, 20-85% humidity (non-condensing)
Storage Temperature -30°C to 75°C, 20-85% humidity (non-condensing)
Ingress Protection Optional IP67 (with protective lens tube)
Operational Shock Tested per MIL-STD-810G Method 516.6, 3-axis Shock 75G
Operational Vibration Tested per MIL-STD-810G Method 514.6, 3-axis Vibration Category 20


* KAYA Instruments reserves the right to update the data sheet from time to time without prior notice.

QE Table for Iron 253

  • Perimeter Vision
  • Military / Defense Systems
  • Low Light Surveillance
  • Special effects
  • VR


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