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The Ladybug5 spherical imaging system boasts an impressive 30 MP resolution covering 90% of a full sphere; a 5 Gbit/s USB 3.0 interface; and a ground-breaking post-processing workflow that provides high dynamic range, superb image quality and maximum user flexibility. It is an excellent choice for applications in geographic information systems (GIS); vehicle-based photogrammetry; situational awareness; and entertainment solutions for lighting models, full dome projection content, and other immersive experiences.


  • Resolution:
    30 MP with 6 high sensitivy 5 MP Sony CCD global shutter sensors

  • Post Processing Workflow For Dynamic Range
    The workflow starts with Ladybug5 capturing, compressing, and transmitting full bit depth (12-bit) images.  LadybugCapPro's post processing toolbar is used to apply white balance, gamma, smear correction, and other image processing functions for maximum dynamic range.

  • User Flexibility
    The capture and post workflow model allows users to maintain flexibility by being able to return to the original content and re-apply post processing steps as desired.
  • High Bandwidth Interface
    Leverages USB 3.0 interface that makes 12-bit imaging possible.


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30 MP (5 MP x 6 sensors)
  • Sony ICX655 CCD x 6, 2/3", 3.45 µm
  • Global shutter
  • 2048 x 2448 at 10 FPS

A/D Converter 12-bit
Image Data Output 8-, 12-, or 16-bit, Raw or JPEG compressed
Image Data Formats Raw8, Raw12, Raw16 in uncompressed and JPEG
Partial Image Modes Pixel binning and region of interest (ROI) modes
Image Processing Shutter, gain, white balance, gamma and JPEG compression, are programmable via software
Shutter Global shutter; Automatic/manual/one-push/extended shutter modes
0.02 ms to 2 seconds (extended shutter)
Gain Automatic/manual/one-push modes
0 - 18 dB
Gamma 0.50 to 4.00
White Balance Manual
High Dynamic Range Cycle 4 gain and exposure presets
Digital Interface USB 3.0 with locking screws for secure connection
Transfer Rates 5 Gbit/s
GPIO 12-pin GPIO connector for external trigger input, strobe output, and camera power
External Trigger Modes Standard, bulb, skip frames, overlapped, and multi shot trigger modes
Memory Channels 2 memory channels for custom camera settings
Case Machined aluminum housing, anodized red or black; single unit, water resistant
Dimensions 197 mm diameter, 160 mm height (with lens hoods)
Mass 3.0 kg
Power Consumption 12-24 V, 13 W via GPIO
Machine Vision Standard IIDC v1.32
Camera Control via Ladybug SDK, CSRs, or third party software
Camera Updates In-field firmware updates
Optics 6 high quality 4.4 mm focal length lenses
Field of View 90% of full sphere
Spherical Distance Calibrated from 2 m to infinity
Focus Distance ~200 cm. Objects have an acceptable sharpness from ~60 cm to infinity
Environmental Sensors Temperature, Barometer, Humidity, Accelerometer, Compass
Temperature Operating: 0° to 45°C; Storage: -30° to 60°C
Humidity Operating: 20 to 80% (no condensation) ; Storage: 20 to 95% (no condensation)
Compliance CE, FCC, RoHS
Operating System Windows 7 64-bit with 8 GB RAM
Warranty 2 Years

Development Kit (DEVKIT-01-0007) included with each Ladybug5:
  • ACC-01-1201: USB 3.0 PCIe Card
  • ACC-01-2301: 5 meter USB 3.0 Cable with Screw Locks
  • ACC-01-9001: 24V 2.5A (60W) power supply
  • ACC-01-3012: 6m GPIO wiring harness
  • ACC-01-0012: 4-Legged Desktop mount
  • ACC-01-0015: LD5 Tripod Adapter




Ladybug5 Downloads
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In order to play and edit the following stream files download and install LadybugSDK software
Ladybug5 Sample Stream File

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Stream Sample 618MB



Post Processing Workflow for Maximum Dynamic Range and User Flexibility

The Ladybug5 moves image processing from the camera to the host PC where users control the outcome. The Ladybug5 captures, compresses, and transmits full bit depth (12-bits) images to the host PC.  The LadybugCapPro’s post processing toolbar is used to  apply white balance, gamma, smear correction, fall-off correction and other image processing functions. Users are able to make decisions and experiment with settings as they view the images and watch the effects in real-time.  

This capture and post workflow model allows users to maximize dynamic range and maintain flexibility by being able to return to the original content and re-apply post processing steps as desired. 

Sample before and after effects are illustrated below.

Raw unprocessed 12 bit image.Ladybug5 Unprocessed 12 Bit Image

Same image after post processing.