Industrial USB cameras with CS lens mount and h.264 on-board encoder


Kurokesu industrial USB cameras with Sony Exmo R Starvis IMX290 sensors and internal h.264/MHPEG/YUYV codec is suitable for a wide range of target applications and use cases. Stable and reliable web cameras operate on most modern operating systems (Windows, OSX, Linux, Android) designed to solve vision problems.

Target applications and use cases


Long term availability

We produce our cameras until there is demand and we can buy the components. Even if a product is marked on our web as obsolete, it can be produced on demand when the minimum quantity is met.


Camera model Lens mount Microphones Connector
C2_USBC CS No USB-C RGB Boxed camera
C2_USBC_MIC CS Yes USB-C RGB Boxed camera with stereo microphones
C2_BOARD_FFC_M12 M12 No FFC 6p 0.5mm RGB Board camera
C2_BOARD_HS_FFC_M12 M12 No FFC 6p 0.5mm RGB Board camera with heatsink
C2M_USBC CS No USB-C Mono Boxed monochrome camera




  • 1″-32TPI CS / M12 lens mount
  • Multiple mounting options (all side walls and top has M3 tapped holes) for machine vision or robotics
  • Board mount option
  • Optional 1/4-20 UNC thread for tripod mounting
  • Format: 1/2.8-inch (6.46mm)
  • Sensor: Sony IMX290 Color / Mono
  • MJPEG/h.264/YUY2 compression
  • 1920x1080 @ 30fps
  • UVC compatible
  • Sensor pixel size: 2.9μm x 2.9μm
  • Sensor dynamic range: 66db
  • SNR max: 40.5db
  • Operation temperature range: -50°C...+85°C
  • USB 2.0
  • Interchangeable filters (650nm installed by default)
  • High quality industrial black anodized aluminum case / lens mount
  • Non cropped sensor operation in all resolutions
  • Each camera has unique serial number
  • RoHS, REACH, CE certified


Common specifications

Pixels 1920H x 1080V
Sensor size 5.63 x 3.17 mm
Shutter Electronic Rolling Shutter
Sensor pixel size 2.9μm x 2.9μm
Frame rates
  • h.264 – 30fps in all modes
  • MJPG – 30fps in all modes
  • YUV 4:2:2 (YUYV)
    • 1920x1080 – 5fps
    • 1280×720 – 10fps
    • 640×480 – 30fps
Output frame sizes 1920×1080, 1280×720, 640×480, 640×360, 320×240,
Scan Progressive
Manual control
  • Exposure
  • White balance (2800°K – 9300°K)
  • Gain
  • Gamma
  • Backlight compensation

  • Sharpnes
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Hue
  • Brightness
  • Anti-flicker frequency
Rated power
  • 2W max
  • 350mA @ 5V – h.264
  • 290mA @ 5V – MJPEG / YUYV
Supported OS
  • Windows
  • OSX
  • Linux
  • Android
Sensor Sony IMX290

Boxed camera

Weight TBD
Dimensions 33×33×24.5mm
Ingress protection IP40
Lens mount CS-mount
Operational temperature

-50 ... 85°C (non condensing)

Board camera

Weight TBD
Dimensions TBD
Ingress protection TBD
Lens mount M12
Operational temperature

-50 ... 65°C (non condensing)

FFC connector pin-out

C2 FFC board camera should be used with 6 pin 0.5mm pitch FFC cable like 687606050002 from Würth Elektronik



Boxed camera


Tripod / Arca Swiss mount plate is optional

Board camera