RICHMOND, British Columbia, Canada, July 3, 2012 — Point Grey Research Inc. has added a new model to its line of Flea3 USB 3.0 cameras. It delivers 8.8-megapixel color images at 21 fps (185 MB/s) in an ultracompact package. The FL3-U3-88S2C color model features Sony’s IMX121 sensor with an ExmorR back-illuminated CMOS architecture. By increasing quantum efficiency and reducing noise, ExmorR improves sensitivity and dynamic range for sharp, high-quality color images. The 4096 × 2160-pixel resolution combined with USB 3.0 and a compact footprint makes the camera suitable for applications including automatic optical inspection, ophthalmology, interactive multimedia and broadcast. The Flea3 camera measures 29 × 29 × 30 mm and features a 32-MB frame buffer; on-camera power, temperature and status monitoring; and field-updatable firmware. It also provides color interpolation, a look-up table, gamma correction and pixel binning.