NOTE: Cameras will not be restocked until at least mid April due to disruption of manufacturing in China from the 2019-NCOV virus outbreak. Our supplier in China is waiting for parts from their supplier, and everyone is running at 1/3 staff or less. We apologize for the inconvenience.
This is a 5 megapixel (2592 x 1944) USB camera, configured by the manufacturer for use with LightBurn, and will work equally well on Windows or Mac systems. The camera uses a CMOS sensor, with automatic exposure and white balance, and a manually focused lens.
Each camera comes with a lens of your choosing, and a 3 meter (10 foot) USB cable. If you are outside of the US, you may be required to pay import duty on this item.
Note that these cameras are exactly as shown, with no enclosure. You will need to produce an enclosure or mount, or you can purchase one from us here. Also note that camera sales are final - we do not accept returns, though we will replace units that are damaged or defective.
In order to determine the minimum height for the camera to see your whole laser area, use the wider of the two lengths of your system and divide by:
2.7 for the 160 degree lens 1.8 for the 140 degree lens 1.5 for the 120 degree lens 1.4 for the 90 or 80 degree lens 0.825 for the 60 degree lens
So, for example, for my 700 x 500 mm laser, using the 140 degree lens I would divide 700 by 1.8, giving me 389 mm above the bed, minimum, to see the whole thing. For most users, this will mean mounting the camera to the open lid of the laser. The 160 degree lens gets you much closer, only 259mm high with a 700mm wide bed, but likely not quite close enough to see the full width of the bed.
Note that there will always be a bit of image loss from undistorting the image, so you should always err slightly toward having a little extra room.