Helios Time of Flight (ToF) 3D Camera

Sony DepthSense IMX556 CMOS
0.3 MP 640 x 480 px
Frame Rate
30 FPS
Model SKUsChromaLens MountGigE Vision ConnectorPower Supply
HLS003S-001MonoIntegrated 6mm focal length lensM12None
HLS-BUN-US1MonoIntegrated 6mm focal length lensM12NA power supply included
HLS-BUN-EU1MonoIntegrated 6mm focal length lensM12EU power supply included
LUCID has released new Helios2 3D camera models offering improved precision, accuracy, IP67 protection, and more features. Visit our Helios2 page to learn more.

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Interface and Power Information
Digital Interface1000BASE-T GigE, M12 X-coded
GPIO Interface8 pin M8 connector
Opto-Isolated I/O Ports1 input, 1 output
Non-Isolated I/O Ports2 bi-directional
Power Requirement18-24 V through GPIO
Power Consumption12-24Vdc, Pavg <10W, 2.8A peak pulse current
Sensor Properties
Sensor ModelSony DepthSense IMX556PLR CMOS
Shutter TypeGlobal
Sensor Size8 mm (Type 1/2″)
Resolution640 x 480 px, 0.3 MP
Pixel Size10.0 µm (H) x 10.0 µm (V)
Framerate30 FPS @ 0.3 MP (Near Mode: up to 1.5m)
15 FPS @ 0.3 MP (Far Mode: up to 6m)
Physical Properties
Dimensions55 x 55 x 77.7 mm
Lens MountIntegrated lens with 6mm focal length (not user changeable)
Weight254 g
Lens Field of View59⁰ x 45⁰ (nominal)
Illumination4 x VCSEL laser diodes @ 850nm
Standard and Certifications
StandardGigE Vision v2.0, GenICam 3D
ComplianceCE, FCC, RoHS, REACH, WEEE,
Eye Safety Class 1 IEC/EN 60825-1:2014
Operating Temperature-10° to 60°C (Case Temperature)
Shock and VibrationDIN EN 60068-2-27, DIN EN 60068-2-64
OS SupportWindows and Linux
Software SupportArena SDK, C++, C, C#, Python
Pixel Formats
Range Data
Coord3D_ABCY164-ch point cloud XYZ + Intensity, 16 bits per channel
Coord3D_ABC163-ch point cloud XYZ, 16 bits per channel
Coord3D_C16Depth map Z plane, 16 bits
Intensity Image
Mono88 bit per pixel monochrome raw image
Mono12Packed12 bit per pixel monochrome raw image
Mono12p12 bit per pixel in bit stream, monochrome raw image
Mono1616 bit per pixel monochrome raw image
Confidence Data
Confidence16Confidence map, 16 bits
Imaging Properties
Exposure ControlManual, 2 settings: 250μs or 1000μs
Gain ControlManual, 2 settings: High or Low
SynchronizationSoftware trigger, hardware trigger, PTP (IEEE 1588)
Output FormatBinary .PLY file (via Arena SDK)
Camera Features
User Sets1 default and 2 custom user set
Working RangesNear mode: up to 1.5m
Far mode: up to 6m
AccuracyNear Mode (0.3 – 1.5m): ± 5 mm
Far Mode (0.3 – 1.5m): ± 5 mm
               (0.3 – 6.0m): ± 10 mm
PrecisionStandard deviation less than 2mm at 1m
Communication Channels5 Channels. Allows users to operate up to 5 Helios cameras without interference between cameras.


Helios Performance Results
Interactive graphs – please hover over the points in the graph to reveal precision numbers (mm)

Near Mode (0.3 - 1.5m):± 5 mm
Far Mode (0.3 – 1.5m):
Far Mode (0.3 – 6.0m):
± 5 mm
± 10 mm
Distance (m)Near Mode (mm)Far Mode (mm)

Test Conditions:

  • Target: White paper mounted on bar attached to motion stage
  • Helios camera: mounted on tripod with front of case aligned to stage zero position
  • Camera setting: Coord3D_C16 Pixel Format, bilateral filtering OFF, 1.5m or 6m operating mode, camera warmed up for 20 minutes.
  • Imaging environment: Room light ON during testing
  • Motion stage moved in 10mm steps, for each step, record 10 x 10 pixels at image center, 32 images
  • Accuracy measured as difference between motion stage position and camera’s average measured depth over the 10 x 10 pixels region of interest


Helios Camera Drawings
Helios ToF Camera Drawings

Getting Started / Downloads

Getting Started Guide

For camera setup please visit our Getting Started Guide for LUCID cameras. This page covers how to:
  • Connect your camera for the first time
  • Download and install Arena SDK or 3rd party software
  • Enable Jumbo Frames on the Host PC and Camera
  • Assign camera IP address
  • Update camera firmware


Visit our Downloads Page for access to:
  • Arena SDK (Arena View, APIs, Examples)
  • 3D CAD drawings (.step files)
  • Camera firmware files
  • Technical Documentation


Tripod adapters, lenses, cables, and Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Ethernet injectors / interface cards are sold separately. Please note that Ethernet ports on most consumer motherboards and laptops do not support PoE. Visit our Accessories page for complete details on all accessories.
Cables for Helios Models
M12 to RJ45 IP67 Cat6a Cable – 2.0m, Dark Green LUCID CAB-MR-2MCAB-MR-2M
M12 to RJ45 IP67 Cat6a Cable – 5.0m, Dark GreenLUCID CAB-MR-5MCAB-MR-5M
M12 to RJ45 IP67 Cat6a Cable – 15.0m, Dark GreenCAB-MR-15MCAB-MR-15M
M12 to RJ45 IP67 Cat6a Cable [Right Angle, Down] – 5m, Dark GreenLUCID CAB-MR-5M-RA1CAB-MR-5M-RA1
M12 to RJ45 IP67 Cat6a Cable [Right Angle, Down] – 15m, Dark GreenLUCID CAB-MR-15M-RA1CAB-MR-15M-RA1
M12 to RJ45 IP67 Cat6a Cable [Right Angle, Up] – 5m, Dark GreenLUCID CAB-MR-5M-RA2CAB-MR-5M-RA2
M12 to RJ45 IP67 Cat6a Cable [Right Angle, Up] – 15m, Dark GreenLUCID CAB-MR-15M-RA2CAB-MR-15M-RA2
M8 GPIO 8-pin 1.0m CableGPIO-M8GPIO-M8
M8 GPIO 8-pin 5.0m CableGPIO-M8-5MGPIO-M8-5M
M8 GPIO 8-pin 15.0m CableGPIO-M8-15MGPIO-M8-15M
M8 GPIO 8-pin Cable [Right Angle, Down] – 5.0mLUCID GPIO-M8-5M-RA1GPIO-M8-5M-RA1
M8 GPIO 8-pin Cable [Right Angle, Down] – 15.0mLUCID GPIO-M8-15M-RA1GPIO-M8-15M-RA1
M8 GPIO 8-pin Cable [Right Angle, Up] – 5.0mLUCID GPIO-M8-5M-RA2GPIO-M8-5M-RA2
M8 GPIO 8-pin Cable [Right Angle, Up] – 15mLUCID GPIO-M8-15M-RA2GPIO-M8-15M-RA2
Tripod Mount Adapter
Helios Tripod AdapterATL-TRATL-TR
Interface Cards, Power Supply
Intel Gigabit CT Desktop AdapterIntel EXPI9301CTBLKPCIE-ETH1
M8 GPIO AC Adapter Power Supply (NA/EU Versions)MEAN WELL GST60A18-P1JM8P-US1 or M8P-EU1