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Kaya Iron 255 CLHS camera

KAYA Instruments Camera

Product Family

iron 255

Part Number

iron 255 CLHS

Camera Type


Sensor Type


Sensor Size

16.1 mm




8-8.9 MP


CLHS, Fiber


Color, Monochrome

Frame Rate

62-87 fps

Max Frame Rate


Salient Features

Iron Small Form Factor Ruggedized Camera, CLHS Model

Iron 255  is an industrial grade small Form Factor CLHS/10 GiGE ruggedized camera

Innovative Approach – Iron CLHS 255 is a compact low-cost, low-power global shutter CMOS camera with a CLHS interface which supports 8.85 MP high quality video at rates up to 87.6 fps.

Intelligent Design – This Iron camera incorporates Sony Pregius IMX255 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 255 Kay Key Feature

    • 8.85 Megapixel up to 87.6 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 4112 (H) x 2160 (V)
Sensor Size 16.0 mm diagonal
Sensor Sony Pregius IMX255 CMOS sensor
Output Interface Fiber 10Gbps: CLHS (X-protocol). 10GiGE Vision is available upon request.
Interface Connector Fiber optic SFP+ module (single mode 1310nm)
Output Resolution 8, 10 or 12 bit
Max Frame Rate 87.6 fps @8   bit resolution
87.6 fps @10 bit resolution
62.5 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
GPIO Connection Two inputs, two outputs, external trigger & strobe controller

Mechanical & Electrical

Dimensions (including lens mount) 45.8 mm x 45.8 mm x 86.8 mm (Height x Width x Depth)
Lens Mount C-mount, CS-mount, EF-mount or DC Auto Iris lenses
Weight (without lens) <180g
Power Input 12V (optional 5 – 36V)
Power Consumption <4.5W @ 12V DC
Operating Temperature CLHS: -40°C to 80°C, 20-85% humidity (non-condensing)
10GiGE: -40°C to 70°C, 20-85% humidity (non-condensing)
Storage Temperature CLHS: -40°C to 85°C, 10-90% humidity (non-condensing)
10GiGE: -40°C to 75°C, 10-90% 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

iron 255 QE table

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


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