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ZC3-505-03: 5.0 Megapixel USB 3 Digital Video Camera

An ultra-compact, scientific quality camera for machine vision or microscopy, the ZC-505-03 is fully UVC compliant (including DirectShow) so it is compatible with the hundreds of programs which already support this popular standard.


The 2592 x 1944 pixel array updates at 15 frames/sec at full resolution or 30 frames/sec. at 1920 x 1080 pixels over USB3. The camera is backward compatible with older computers that have a USB 2.0 port -- running at a lower frame rate.

Since the ZC-505 is fully powered from the USB 3 port, it is the perfect choice for mobile imaging applications.


The ZC-505 camera includes Video ToolBox Pro software, which provides full control over the camera, an easy-to-use interface for image capture, and advanced labeling, annotation and measurement features. Additional software provides advanced control of the exposure, including automatic or manual control of gain and exposure, white balance, and image integration for low-light imaging.


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5.0 Megapixel camera with USB 3 port connector including Video Toolbox Pro software.

  • 2592 x 1944 pixels
  • USB powered
    Connects directly to laptop or desktop computers with USB 3 (backward compatible with USB 2 at lower frame rates)
  • Windows (32 and 64 bit)
  • Optional MAC software
  • Optional Video ToolBox Premier Software
  • Includes PC software to capture still images and movies, with labeling, annotation and measurement
  • Microscopy (brightfield, darkfield, fluorescence)
  • Inspection
  • Video Documentation
  • Mobile Imaging
  • Photo ID Systems
  • Webcasting
  • Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Sensor Size: 4.73 mm x 3.52 mm (1/2" type)
  • Pixel size: 2.8 µ x 2.8 µ
  • Array Size: 2592 x 1944
  • Frame Rate: 15/sec (full frame)
    30/sec at 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Shutter: rolling, progressive scan
  • Gain: manual or automatic
  • Lens Mount: C
  • Camera Housing: Anodized aluminum
  • Camera Body Size: 45 (h) x 45 (w) x 58 (d) mm
  • Camera Weight: 128g (w/out lens)
  • Mounting: 1/4 - 20 threaded tripod socket on any side


  • Capture Program: Video ToolBox PRO
  • Drivers: none required
Computer Requirements
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • MAC OS X 10.6+ (Mac Software Optional)
  • Free USB 3.0 Port
    (backward compatible with USB 2.0 at slower speed)
  • DirectX 8.1 or greater
  • Pentium IV 1.6+ GHz or faster (i Core 1.5+ GHz recommended)
  • 1+ GB of Free Memory (2+ GB recommended)
  • Video card with 64+ MB of video RAM, minimum 800 x 600 resolution at 16-bit (65,000 colors)
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