Helios2 Time of Flight (ToF) IP67 3D Camera

The Helios2 Time of Flight (ToF) camera is an IP67 “factory tough” 3D camera featuring Sony’s DepthSense sensor, engineered for high performance operation in industrial environments. Built for demanding 24/7 environments and a variety of industrial 3D applications such as robotics, 3D inspection, and logistics, including advanced material handling, pick and place, sorting, palletization / de-palletization, volume estimation, and more. The Helios2 delivers sub-millimeter precision and improved accuracy compared to the previous Helios. The calibration between the VCSELs and sensor timing is enhanced resulting in more 3D detail, along with improved edge detection to reduce flying pixels and overall noise.

Sony DepthSense IMX556 CMOS
0.3 MP 640 x 480 px
Frame Rate
30 FPS
Model SKUsChromaWorking DistanceIP RatingGigE Vision ConnectorIncluded Accessory
HLT003S-001Mono0.3 m to 8.3 mIP67M12M8 GPIO IP67 Cap

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Interface and Power Information
Digital Interface1000BASE-T GigE, M12 X-coded, PoE
GPIO Interface8 pin M8 connector
Opto-Isolated I/O Ports1 input (2.5V-24V and 10.5V-24V), 1 output
Non-Isolated I/O Ports2 bi-directional
Power RequirementPoE+ (IEEE 802.3at) or 18-24 V through GPIO
Power Consumption18-24Vdc ±5%, Pavg <12W, <30W peak power
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 (for all operating modes)
Physical Properties
Dimensions60 x 60 x 77.5 mm
Weight398 g
Ingress ProtectionIP67 (For IP67 protection Helios2 must be used with IP67 cables)
Ambient Light FilterYes, integrated on-camera
Lens Field of View69⁰ x 51⁰ (nominal)
Illumination4 x VCSEL laser diodes, Class 1, @ 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-20° to 50°C (Case Temperature)
Shock and VibrationDIN EN 60068-2-27, DIN EN 60068-2-64*
Industrial EMC ImmunityDIN EN 61000-6-2
OS SupportWindows and Linux
Software SupportArena SDK, C++, C, C#, Python
Warranty3 year
*Listed specification testing in progress and is subject to change
Pixel Formats
Range Data
Coord3D_ABCY164-ch point cloud XYZ + Intensity, 16 bits per channel, unsigned
Coord3D_ABC163-ch point cloud XYZ, 16 bits per channel, unsigned
Coord3D_C16Depth map Z plane, 16 bits, unsigned
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, 3 settings: 62.5 μs, 250 μs or 1000 μs
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
Chunk DataImage, CRC, timestamp, line status, pixel format, width/height, offset X/Y, pixel dynamic range min/max
Working Distance0.3 m to 8.33 m
Operating Distance Modes6 Modes: (1) 1250 mm, (2) 3000 mm, (3) 4000 mm, (4) 5000 mm, (5) 6000 mm, (6) 8333 mm
AccuracySee Performance Tab
Precision (Depth Noise)See Performance Tab
Communication Channels5 Channels. Allows users to operate up to 5 Helios2 cameras without interference between cameras. (Cross compatible with HTW003S-001, HTP003S-001, HLT003S-001)
Flying Pixel FilterYes
Intrinsic parameters available


Helios2 Performance Results
Interactive graphs

Helios2 Accuracy

Distance (m)Accuracy
 1250mm Mode (up to 1.25m)± 4 mm 
 3000mm Mode (up to 3.0m) ± 10 mm
 4000mm Mode (up to 4.0m) ± 10 mm + 0.25% of depth
 5000mm Mode (up to 5.0m) ± 4 mm + 0.1% of depth
 6000mm Mode (up to 6.0m) ± 10 mm + 0.5% of depth
 8300mm Mode (up to 8.3m) ± 4 mm +0.2% of depth
Helios2 Precision

 Distance (m) 1250mm Mode3000mm Mode4000mm Mode 5000mm Mode 6000mm Mode 8300mm Mode 
 0.5* 1.0 mm 1.9 mm 2.1 mm 0.7 mm 3.6 mm 0.8 mm
 1 0.8 mm 1.3 mm 2.1 mm 0.6 mm 2.7 mm 0.6 mm
1.5 1.1 mm 2.5 mm 2.9 mm 0.9 mm 4.0 mm 1.1 mm
 2 1.8 mm 3.7 mm 4.9 mm 1.4 mm 7.8 mm 1.7 mm
 3  5.7 mm 8.6 mm 2.2 mm 10.0 mm 2.5 mm
 4   12.3 mm 3.3 mm 15.7 mm 4.1 mm
 5    5.1 mm 28.1 mm 6.1 mm
 6     30.1 mm 7.9 mm
 7     11.8 mm
 8     14.48 mm

*0.5 m distance precision measured with 250 µs exposure time, all other distances using 1000 µs exposure time measured with white paper target.

Test Conditions:

  • Target: White paper mounted on bar attached to motion stage
  • Helios2 positioning: mounted on tripod, laser distance meter used to measure distance from case front to stage zero position
  • Camera setting: Coord3D_C16 Pixel Format, bilateral filtering OFF, camera warmed up for 20 minutes.
  • Imaging environment: Room light on during testing, black material used to minimize reflections off floor
  • Motion stage moved in 50mm steps, for each step measure depth over 10×10 pixel ROI at image center, repeat 32 times at each position
  • Accuracy measured as difference between camera’s average measured depth across the ROI and 32 images and the ground truth depth (stage zero distance + stage position)


Helios2 Camera Drawings

Helios2 Dimensional 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 ModelsManufacturer Part #LUCID Part #Subject to 25% US import tariff?
(US customers only)
M12 to RJ45 IP67 Cat6a Cable (Amphenol) – 2.0m, Dark Green LUCID CAB-MR-2M-ACAB-MR-2M-ANo
M12 to RJ45 IP67 Cat6a Cable (Amphenol) – 5.0m, Dark Green LUCID CAB-MR-5M-ACAB-MR-5M-ANo
M12 to RJ45 IP67 Cat6a Cable (Amphenol) – 15.0m, Dark GreenLUCID CAB-MR-15M-ACAB-MR-15M-ANo
M12 to RJ45 IP67 Cat6a Cable (Amphenol) [Right Angle, Down] – 5m LUCID CAB-MR-5M-RA1-ACAB-MR-5M-RA1-ANo
M12 to RJ45 IP67 Cat6a Cable (Amphenol) [Right Angle, Down] – 15m LUCID CAB-MR-15M-RA1-ACAB-MR-15M-RA1-ANo
M12 to RJ45 IP67 Cat6a Cable (Amphenol) [Right Angle, Up] – 5m LUCID CAB-MR-5M-RA2-ACAB-MR-5M-RA2-ANo
M12 to RJ45 IP67 Cat6a Cable (Amphenol) [Right Angle, Up] – 15m LUCID CAB-MR-15M-RA2-ACAB-MR-15M-RA2-ANo
M12 to RJ45 IP67 Cat6a Cable (Amphenol) [Right Angle, Atlas/Helios Side] – 5m LUCID CAB-MR-5M-RA3-ACAB-MR-5M-RA3-ANo
M12 to RJ45 IP67 Cat6a Cable (Amphenol) [Right Angle, Atlas/Helios Side] – 15m LUCID CAB-MR-15M-RA3-ACAB-MR-15M-RA3-ANo
M8 GPIO 8-pin (Amphenol) 1.0m CableLUCID GPIO-M8-1M-AGPIO-M8-1M-ANo
M8 GPIO 8-pin (Amphenol) 5.0m CableLUCID GPIO-M8-5M-AGPIO-M8-5M-ANo
M8 GPIO 8-pin (Amphenol) 15.0m CableLUCID GPIO-M8-15M-AGPIO-M8-15M-ANo
M8 GPIO 8-pin Cable [Right Angle, Down(Triton) / Up(Atlas & Helios)] (Amphenol) -5.0m LUCID GPIO-M8-5M-RA1-AGPIO-M8-5M-RA1-ANo
M8 GPIO 8-pin Cable [Right Angle, Down(Triton) / Up(Atlas & Helios)] (Amphenol) -15.0m LUCID GPIO-M8-15M-RA1-AGPIO-M8-15M-RA1-ANo
M8 GPIO 8-pin Cable [Right Angle, Up(Triton) / Down(Atlas & Helios)] (Amphenol) -5.0m LUCID GPIO-M8-5M-RA2-AGPIO-M8-5M-RA2-ANo
M8 GPIO 8-pin Cable [Right Angle, Up(Triton) / Down(Atlas & Helios)] (Amphenol) -15.0m LUCID GPIO-M8-15M-RA2-AGPIO-M8-15M-RA2-ANo
Tripod Mount Adapter & Misc
Helios2 Tripod AdapterATL-TRATL-TRNo
M8 GPIO IP67 Low Profile CapCAP-M8-ACAP-M8-ANo
PoE+ Interface Cards, Power Supply
NOTE: The Helios2/2+ requires a IEEE 802.3at (PoE+) compliant interface card or injector for proper operation. The Helios2 Wide is NOT PoE and requires GPIO power supply.
4-CH PCIe 2.5G/1G, GigE Vision PoE+ Cardioi GE2PX4-PCIE4XE301PCIE-POE4-2GNo
M8 GPIO AC Adapter Power Supply (NA/EU/AU Versions)MEAN WELL GST60A18-P1JM8P-US1, M8P-EU1, M8P-AU1Yes