Phoenix 5.0 MP Polarization Model

Polarized Sensors
Sony IMX250MZR CMOS (Mono)
Sony IMX250MYR CMOS (Color)
5.0 MP, 2448 x 2048 px
Frame Rate
24 FPS
The Phoenix polarization camera features Sony’s IMX250MZR/MYR CMOS polarized sensors. The sensors have four different directional polarizing filters (0°, 90°, 45°, and 135°) on every four pixels. The Phoenix polarization camera performs on-camera processing using the four directional filters and outputs both the intensity and polarized angle of each image pixel. To learn more read our Tech Brief – “Beyond Conventional Imaging: Sony’s Polarized Sensor” or download our “White Paper: Going Polarized

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Preliminary Specifications. For a complete list of specifications planned for launch please contact Lucid Sales.

Sensor Properties
Sensor Model Sony IMX250MZR CMOS (mono)
Sony IMX250MYR CMOS (color)
Polarized – four different directional polarizing filters (0°, 90°, 45°, and 135°)
Shutter Type Global
Sensor Size 11.1 mm (Type 2/3″)
Resolution 2448 x 2048 px, 5.0 MP
Pixel Size 3.45 µm (H) x 3.45 µm (V)
Framerate 24 FPS @ 5.0 MP
Physical Properties
Dimensions 24 x 24 x 27.35 mm
Lens Mount C, NF-Mount
Weight 30 g
Interface and Power Information
Digital Interface 1000BASE-T RJ45, PoE
GPIO Interface 8 pin JST connector
Opto-Isolated I/O Ports 1 input, 1 output
Non-Isolated I/O Ports 2 bi-directional
Power Requirement PoE (IEEE 802.3af), or 12-24 VDC external
Power Consumption 3.1W via PoE, 2.5W when powered externally
Imaging Properties
Image Buffer 128 MB
Image Processing Gain
Pixel Formats Mono8/12/16, PolarizeMono8/12/16 (Mono)
BayerRG8/12/16, PolarizeMono8/12/16 (Color)
Image Modes Horizontal and vertical binning, decimation, ROI, horizontal and vertical flip
ADC 12 bit
Gain Range 0 dB to 48 dB analog and digital
Exposure Time 30 μs to 10 s
Camera Features
User Sets 1 default and 2 custom user set
File System Size 16 MB
Chunk Data Timestamp, frame counter, offset X/Y, width/height, exposure time, gain, black level, line status, sequencer set
Event Data Acquisition start/end, exposure start/end, line rise/fall, error
Counter & Timer 2 counters and 2 timers
Sequencer Exposure time, gain
Synchronization Software trigger, hardware trigger, PTP (IEEE 1588)
Standards and Certifications
Standard GigE Vision v2.0
Compliance CE, FCC, RoHS, REACH, WEEE
Storage Temperature -30 to 60°C
Operating Temperature -10 to 55°C ambient
Humidity Operating: 20% ~ 80%, relative, non-condensing
Warranty 3 year

EMVA 1288 Data / Extinction Ratio

Interactive graphs – click the legend to toggle lines on or off, hover over data points for detailed information.

PHX050S-P (Mono, Sony IMX250MZR CMOS)
Quantum efficiency of each polarized pixel angle.

Colored lines represent measurements with matching polarized light angle to the angle of the pixel.
EVMA 1288 Results
Dynamic Range 71.34 dB
SNR (Max) 40.14 dB
Saturation Capacity 10318 e-
Absolute Sensitivity Threshold (Measured at 527.5nm) 5.28 γ
Temporal Dark Noise 2.16 e-
Gain 0.369 DN / e-
PHX050S-P (Mono, Sony IMX250MZR CMOS)
Relative quantum efficiency.

Ratio of QE to average of 4 angles.
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PHX050S-P (Mono, Sony IMX250MZR CMOS)
Extinction Ratio.

Minimum among 4 angles at each wavelength.

Extinction Ratio Explanation: Extinction Ratio is the ratio between the maximum and minimum signal detected by a particular polarization pixel channel for a linearly polarized input. The ratio is computed by taking the maximum response divided by the minimum response for a particular polarization channel (ie. 0 degree polarization pixels). For example, the 0 degree polarization pixels have maximum response when the polarization angle of the input light is 0 degrees and minimum response when the polarization angle is 90 degrees. Extinction Ratio for the 0 degree pixels is computed by taking the ratio of the two values. The extinction ratio can be interpreted as how many folds the maximum transmittance is when compared with the minimum transmittance. For example, at 430nm, the ER of 425.83 represent the ratio between two perpendicular polarization, in other words, the maximum signal is 425.83 times greater than the minimum signal at 430nm.


EMVA 1288 is the Standard for Measurement and Presentation of Specifications for Machine Vision Sensors and Cameras. For more information of the EMVA 1288 standard please visit


Phoenix C-Mount Drawings

Phoenix C-Mount Drawings

Phoenix NF-Mount Drawings

Phoenix NF-Mount Drawings

Quick Start Guide / More Info

Please note that cables, lenses, PoE power sources, interface cards, and tripod adapters are sold separately.

Step 1: Remove dust cap from camera lens mount

Remove Dust Cap
Press the dust cap button to release the cap from the camera.

Step 2: Attach Tripod Adapter

Attach Tripod Adapter
Use three M2 screws (2 in the front and 1 in the back) to attach the tripod adapter to the camera.

Step 3: Attach A Lens

Attach a Lens
Screw in an appropriate lens into the camera’s lens mount.

Step 4: Connect Cat 5e/6/6a to PoE device

Connect Cable to Network or Host PC
Connect a Cat 5e/6/6a cable to (a) PoE switch, (b) PoE injector or (c) PoE network interface card.
Note: You must use at least a Cat 5e cable to utilize GigE bandwidth.

Step 5: Connect Cat 5e/6/6a cable to camera

Connect Cable to Camera
Connect a Cat 5e/6/6a cable to the camera. The camera will briefly blink red upon power-up and then start blinking green once it is ready to stream.