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The following table provides technical specifications and performance indicators for the V8 camera. Superscripted numbers indicate additional information provided in the Table notes.





Maximum frame rate (fps) at full resolution

260Increased frame rates: Selecting a frame rate greater than full resolution automatically reduces image size by windowing. This keeps the pixel rate the same by transmitting a greater number of smaller images per second. You specify the capture frame rate of the Vantage cameras in the Vicon application software. Vantage cameras are capable of capturing up to a maximum of 2,000 fps, but the actual frame rate you can specify depends on the Vicon application software you are using. For details, see your Vicon software documentation. Above 120 fps the amount of light emitted per frame is linearly reduced. The light emitted per frame at 240 fps is half that output per frame at 120 fps. (The total strobed light output remains the same).

Maximum frame rate (fps) at partial scan


Frame rates (fps)




Sensor type


Sensor resolution (pixels)

3328 H x 2432 V

Number of pixels


Pixel size

4.5 microns x 4.5 microns

Physical sensor size (mm)

14.8 mm (H) x 10.9 mm (V), 18.38 mm (Diagonal)

Optical format


Shutter type

Global shutterShuttering: The global shutter overcomes the negative effects of using rolling shutters for motion capture.

Aspect ratio


On camera processing


256 shades and grayscale processing

YesFull marker grayscale: Marker centers are calculated based on every pixel of grayscale available for the marker, not just the detected marker edges. An on-camera circularity test ensures merged or partially occluded markers which need high-level processing are sent in full grayscale to the Vicon Vantage host PC.

Grayscale depth


Sub pixel resolution

851,968 x 620,544 (1/256 pixel resolution)

On-board processors

3 processors

On-camera masking

YesOn-camera masking: This removes areas of the sensor where undesirable static light sources are recorded, for example strobes from other cameras.

In-camera dynamic large blob eliminator

YesBlob elimination: Camera firmware automatically removes undesirable image data including both large blobs (e.g. sunlight reflections) and/or an unusually large number of blobs.

Software masking


Auto masking


On-camera thresholding


Threshold grid size (tiles)

208 x 152

Threshold grid tile dimensions (pixels)

16 x 16

Camera output modes

5Output modes: Automatic (centers for circular markers, grayscale for overlapping/partially occluded markers), Centers Only, Grayscale Only, Centers/Grayscale, and Preview (the entire sensor image).

Full frame preview output

YesPreview mode: The full image is lightly filtered, decimated and transmitted to the Vantage host at 30 fps. This reduces the quantity of preview video data to a level that can be transmitted over Gigabit Ethernet to the Vicon Vantage host PC. Only one camera at a time is allowed to be sent in Preview mode as it requires most of the system bandwidth to transmit this one signal.



Types available

850 nm (Infrared (IR))

Number of LEDs


Cover type available

Secondary optics (standard factory fit)

Strobe electronics

Integrated, software reprogrammable and controlled

Adjustable illumination


Adjustable levels

1,000 (software controlled)

View angle (Set by secondary optics)




Camera housing

Complex mold custom die-cast aluminum

Camera body dimensions

166.2 mm (H) x 125 mm (W) x 134.1 mm (D)

Weight (including strobe, excluding lens)

1.6 kg

Number of mount points


Camera mount fixing bracket


Camera architecture


Software and firmware upgradable


Upgrade methods

Through the Vicon application software. Firmware files can be placed on the Vicon Vantage host PC using any standard transmission method (e.g. FTP, e-mail, CD, USB stick). The files are then uploaded from the Vicon Vantage host PC to the Vantage system hardware through the Reprogram Firmware option in the software.


A single RJ-45 connector to the PoE+ switch


Cat5e (Gigabit Ethernet with power and sync over Ethernet)

Power supply

48V, 24 Watts max
Conforms to IEEE 802.3at-2009 (25.5W) standard.

Maximum number of cameras supported per PoE+ switch

Switch-dependent (see Understand when additional PoE+ switches are required)

Lens type supported

Ricoh Pentax 12.5 mm focal length

Plug and play compatibility


Mixed camera system compatibility

Interoperable with all Bonita Optical and Video and all MX T-Series cameras

System connectivity/ communication

Gigabit Ethernet

Communication status indicators


Camera number indicator / information display


Camera status indicators

On camera and strobe unit and in software

Knock Detection indicator


Tap for Select notification


IP addressable


IP reconfigurable



Advanced thermal design

Environmental regulations


RoHS compliant


Table notes