APA3ISP21MC1 C-mount USB3.0 CMOS Camera

SONY Exmor Back-illuminated CMOS sensor with USB3.0 interface;

Real-time 8/12/14/16bit depth switch (depending on sensor);

Ultra low noise and low power dissipation;

With hardware resolution among1.5M to 20M; Rolling Shutter or Global Shutter; Standard C-Mount camera; CNC aluminum alloy housing;

With advanced video & image processing application Pro-View;

Ultra-fine Color hardware Color Engine ensuring high frame rates (Up to 15 frames for 20M Resolution);

Windows/Linux/macOS/Android multiple platform SDK.

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Product Overview

21 MP-C-mount USB3.0-Fluorescence Microscope Camera


APA3ISP21MC1 adopt SONY Exmor CMOS sensor as the image-picking device and USB3.0 is used as the transfer interface. E3ISPM hardware resolutions range from 1.5M to 21M and come with the integrated CNC aluminum alloy compact housing.

APA3ISP21MC1 integrated with 12 bit Ultra-fine Hardware Image Signal Processor Video Pipeline (Ultra-fine TM HISPVP) for Demosaic, Adjustments, Automatic Exposition, Gain Adjustment, One Push White Balance, Chrominance Adjustment, Saturation Adjustment, Gamma Correction, Luminance Adjustment, Contrast Adjustment, Bayer and finally form RAW data for 8/12 bit output. This will move the heavier burden of the processing from the PC to the Ultra-fine TM HISPVP and greatly accelerating the processing speed.

APA3ISP21MC1 operates with advanced video & image processing application Microviewer; Providing Windows/Linux/ OSX multiple platforms SDK; Native C/C++, C#/VB.NET, DirectShow, Twain Control API; A3 can be widely used in bright field light environment and microscope image capture and analysis with higher frame rate.

Sensor & Size(mm): 21M/IMX269(C), 4/3″ (17.40×13.00)

Pixel size: 3.3×3.3 μm

G Sensitivity Dark Signal: 399mv with 1/30s, 0.1mv with 1/30s

FPS/Resolution: 17 fps@5280×3954, 17 fps@3952×3952, 56fps@2640×1976, 67fps@1760×1316, 192fps@584×438

Binning: 1×1,2×2,3×3

Exposure: 0.1ms~15s

Interface Ports

USB 3.0 Port:  5Gb bandwidth ensures APA3ISP21MC1 high speed of 60fps@1824×1216.

Mechanical Diagram

Installation drawings. The A3 body, the camera housing is made of hard aluminum alloy by CNC machining. The camera is designed with a high quality IR-CUT to protect the camera sensor. No moving parts included. This design ensures a rugged, robust solution with an increased lifespan when compared to other industrial camera solutions.


Items in The Packing Box

1. APA3ISP21MC1 Camera body 1

2. 2M USB3.0 Cable

Drivers and Softwares

Please install the newest camera drivers.

Sample Images






Hardware Configuration

Spectral Range: 380-650nm (with IR-filter)

White Balance: ROI White Balance/ Manual Temp-Tint Adjustment

Color Rendering: Technique Ultra Fine Color Engine

Capture/Control API Native C/C++, C#, Directshow, Twain, Labview

Recording System: Still Picture and Movie

Cooling System: Natural


Operating Environment

Operating Temperature: -10℃~ 50℃

Storage Temperature: -20℃~ 60℃

Operating Humidity: 30~80%RH

Storage Humidity: 10~60%RH

Power Supply: DC 5V over PC USB Port


Software Environment

Operating System: Windows XP / Vista / 7 /8 /10(32 & 64 bit), OS X (Mac OS X), Linux

PC Requirements: CPU: Equal to Intel Core2 2.8GHz or Higher; Memory: 2GB or More, USB port: USB2.0/USB3.0 High-speed Port


Before using the product for the first time, please be sure to install concerned drivers and software, and read quick guide or manuals.



Delivery via ePacket/China Post Registered Air Mail/EMS will take approximately 60-80 days. These delivery channels cannot be guaranteed, due to force majeure.

Fast delivery (payment amount ≧ 199USD) for free

Fast delivery (payment amount < 199USD) : $20.00 (We need to charge for express delivery.)

If you cannot receive the airmail package after 2 months, please notify us as soon as possible: sales@astcampan.com

Detailed Description

Fast delivery: We will choose DHL, UPS, FedEx and other delivery. Usually you will get the package within a month.

For the customers from Brazil and Chile, please leave a message to provide your CPF or CNPJ, which the custom of Brazil and Chile request for providing your CPF or CNPJ.

For the customers from Russia, please provide your complete English name and English shipping address.

Tracking URL

DGM website: http://webtrack.dhlglobalmail.com/?locale=en-US

China air mail website: http://www.17track.net/en


The price list on our website is in U.S. dollars, excluding tax.

Please note that buyers are responsible for paying relevant taxes and fees, such as import taxes, value-added tax (VAT), customs service fees, etc. Additional fees can be charged upon delivery.


Warranty and Return Policies

We provide a 3-year warranty for our products, during this period, we will provide free maintenance services. After the warranty period ends, we will continue to provide repair maintenance support and technical services. We do not provide any replacement unless Astcampan company confirms that the product is damaged and cannot be used when it arrives.

This warranty does not apply to damage caused by abuse or misuse, nor does it apply to damage caused by falling or any other transportation failure after purchase.

The customer must pay the shipping fee when returning the camera for repair or replacement. If we confirm that you can get a replacement of all the purchased goods, you should return the damaged good with all accessories, manuals, etc., and these items must be properly packaged.

If your received camera malfunctions or is a faulty camera, please contact us via email as soon as possible: astcampan@outlook.com. Please describe the problem and faults in detail, we will do our best to help you solve the problem and faults. In most cases, these problems are caused by incorrect driver installation or software configuration.

If your camera needs warranty repair, we will provide you with a repair and maintence approval number. We reject any returns without a repair and maintence approval number!

For customers who purchase cameras from our distributors, the distributor is responsible for providing customer service for you.



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