What is an event-based vision camera?

An event-based vision camera is a camera equipped with an event-based vision sensor.
The event-based vision sensor is a sensor that outputs event information (change polarity, coordinates, and time) in the form of brightness change independently of each pixel as high-speed data most likely same sa real time response.
Cameras that take advantage of this characteristic are used efficiently and effectively in a variety of applications, including the detection of fast-moving objects, vibrations, motion movement, and the imaging of subjects with large differences in luminance in all fields, including the industrial domain.
"The SilkyEvCam is a USB camera equipped with PROPHESEE's event-based vision sensor with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

Use cases


Motion detection, piece counting, vibration detection, weld monitoring, measurement, etc.


Intruder detection, low-light area monitor, flow line monitor, etc.


Obstacle detection, abnormality detection, data for AI, object measurement, automatic positioning, etc.

Chemistry, Research

Fluid Monitoring, Microscopic Detection, Research and Development, New Technology Development, etc.


Event-based vision camera

  • Equipped with PROPHESEE's event-based vision sensor PPS3MVCD
  • Motion information is output asynchronously as independent pixel data.
  • High efficiency data (data weight reduction of 1/10 to 1/1000 compared to frame-based cameras)
  • Ultra-compact size (30mm x 30mm x 36mm)

Efficient new dimensional machine vision software development

  • Lightweight processing of AI and machine vision (highly efficient data)
  • The SW development environment and algorithm library provided by PROPHESEE METAVISION

You can order Standard set or Turnkey set

  • Standard set (camera and USB cable)
  • Turnkey Set (camera, USB cable, lens, mini tripod and mobile case)
    (lens: M0814-MP2(computar), CS to C lens attachment)
Standard set


lens, mini tripod, mobile case




Vision sensor



Image size

Type  3/4 “ (Diagonal 12mm)

Module effective pixels

VGA ( 640 (H) x 480 (V) )  

Pixel size

15um x 15um

Typical Latency


Maximum readout throughput



Interface (event data & control)

USB 3.0 (USB Type-C™ connector)

Interface (Sync/Trigger)

IX Series Connector ( IX80G-B-10P : HIROSE )

(Plug: IX30G-B-10S-CV(7.0) | IX31G-B-10S-CV(7.0) )


Power supply

USB Power (VBUS)

5.0 V

Lens Mount type

C/CS Mount

Wide Dynamic Range


Operating temperature

T operation

0 ~ + 50 ℃

Storage temperature

T storage

- 30 ~ + 80 ℃

Current consumption

500mA(max) , 200~300mA(Ave.)

Dimensions / Weight (w/o Lens)

30mm (W) x 30mm (H) x 36mm (D)  / 40g


USB3.0 Type-C™ Cable 1.2m (w/ rock screw)

Raw Formats





M0814-MP2 (computar)

Focal length


F value

F1.4 – F16C

Angle of view


Focus range

100mm to infinity

Size / Weight

Φ33.5mm x 28.2mm  / 62.6g


Turn Key Pack

Standard Lens / Mini tripod / Hardcase

SDK   support by PROPHESEE

METAVISION™ Intelligence



Product Images



Getting Started

  • Download and install METAVISON™ INTELLIGENCE from the PROPHESEE website.
  • Download the Plug-in setup file from the CenturyArks website and set up the Plug-in file.
  • Connect the SilkyEvCam to your PC via USB cable.
  • Open a terminal on your PC and run metavision_studio. Verify that the image is ready.
  • PROPHESEE's METAVISON™ INTELLIGENCE site introduces various examples of processing execution. Please try it out.


Firmware and plug-ins for SilkyEvCam may be updated without notice to improve product quality.
If you register as a customer with your product serial number, you can receive the latest firmware and plug-in information by e-mail in a timely manner.

For Inquiry

Inquiry by phone


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(except Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and other company holidays)

Inquiry by e-mail

  • SilkyEvCam® is a registered trademark of CenturyArks Co., Ltd
  • USB Type-C™ is a registered trademark of USB Implementers Forum.
  • The names of companies and products mentioned in this document are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies or organizations.
  • The specifications and other information in this document are subject to change without notice.

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