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Binning#

The Binning camera feature allows you to combine sensor pixel values into a single value.

This may increase the signal-to-noise ratio or the camera's response to light.

Using the Feature#

How It Works#

On monochrome cameras, the camera combines (sums or averages) the pixel values of directly adjacent pixels:

Horizontal Mono Binning by 4

On color cameras, the camera combines (sums or averages) the pixel values of adjacent pixels of the same color:

Vertical Color Binning by 2

Binning Factors#

The binning factor specifies the number of combined adjacent pixels. The following binning factors are available.

  • 1: Disables binning.
  • 2, 3, 4: Sets the number of combined adjacent pixels to 2, 3, or 4.

You can set the binning factor in two directions:

  • The horizontal binning factor specifies the number of combined adjacent pixels in horizontal direction on the image sensor.
  • The vertical binning factor specifies the number of binned adjacent pixels in vertical direction on the image sensor.

For example, you can set the horizontal binning factor to 3 and the vertical binning factor to 2. This enables 3x2 binning.

Info

If you use different binning factors for horizontal and vertical binning, objects will appear distorted in the image.

Binning Modes#

The binning mode defines how pixels are combined when binning is enabled. Depending on your camera model, the following binning modes are available:

  • Sum: The values of the affected pixels are summed. This improves the signal-to-noise ratio, but also increases the camera's response to light.
  • Average: The values of the affected pixels are averaged. This greatly improves the signal-to-noise ratio without affecting the camera's response to light.

Both modes reduce the amount of image data to be transferred. This may increase the camera's frame rate.

Specifying the Binning Factors#

To specify the binning factors:

  1. Make sure the camera is idle, i.e., not capturing images.
  2. Set the BinningHorizontal parameter to the desired horizontal binning factor.
  3. Set the BinningVertical parameter to the desired vertical binning factor.

Choosing a Binning Mode#

To choose a binning mode:

  1. Make sure the camera is idle, i.e., not capturing images.
  2. Set the BinningHorizontalMode parameter to the desired binning mode for horizontal binning.
  3. Set the BinningVerticalMode parameter to select the binning mode for vertical binning.

Considerations When Using Binning#

Effect on ROI Settings#

When you are using binning, the settings for your image ROIs and auto function ROIs refer to the binned rows and columns.

For example, assume that you are using a camera with a 1280 x 960 sensor. Horizontal binning by 2 and vertical binning by 2 are enabled. In this case, the maximum ROI width is 640 and the maximum ROI height is 480.

Increased Response to Light#

Using binning with the binning mode set to Sum can significantly increase the camera's response to light. When pixel values are summed, the acquired images may look overexposed. If this is the case, you can reduce the lens aperture, the intensity of your illumination, the camera's Exposure Time setting, or the camera's Gain setting.

Reduced Resolution#

Using binning effectively reduces the resolution of the camera's imaging sensor. For example, if you enable horizontal binning by 2 and vertical binning by 2 on a camera with a 1280 x 960 sensor, the effective resolution of the sensor is reduced to 640 x 480.

Possible Image Distortion#

Objects will only appear undistorted in the image if the numbers of binned lines and columns are equal. With all other combinations, objects will appear distorted. For example, if you combine vertical binning by 2 with horizontal binning by 4, the target objects will appear squashed.

Specifics#

Binning Factors#

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Camera Model Horizontal Binning Factors Vertical Binning Factors Allowed Combinations
a2A1920-51gcBAS Not supported Not supported None
a2A1920-51gcPRO Not supported Not supported None
a2A1920-51gmBAS 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3e, 4 All combinations
a2A1920-51gmPRO 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3e, 4 All combinations
a2A1920-160ucBAS Not supported Not supported None
a2A1920-160ucPRO Not supported Not supported None
a2A1920-160umBAS 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3e, 4 All combinations
a2A1920-160umPRO 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3e, 4 All combinations
a2A2590-22gcBAS Not supported Not supported None
a2A2590-22gcPRO Not supported Not supported None
a2A2590-22gmBAS 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3e, 4 All combinations
a2A2590-22gmPRO 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3e, 4 All combinations
a2A2590-60ucBAS Not supported Not supported None
a2A2590-60ucPRO Not supported Not supported None
a2A2590-60umBAS 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3e, 4 All combinations
a2A2590-60umPRO 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3e, 4 All combinations
a2A3840-13gcBAS Not supported Not supported None
a2A3840-13gcPRO Not supported Not supported None
a2A3840-13gmBAS 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3e, 4 All combinations
a2A3840-13gmPRO 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3e, 4 All combinations
a2A3840-45ucBAS Not supported Not supported None
a2A3840-45ucPRO Not supported Not supported None
a2A3840-45umBAS 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3e, 4 All combinations
a2A3840-45umPRO 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3e, 4 All combinations
acA640-90gc Not supported Not supported none
acA640-90gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4f all combinations
acA640-90uc Not supported Not supported None
acA640-90um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA640-120gc Not supported Not supported None
acA640-120gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA640-120uc Not supported Not supported None
acA640-120um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA640-121gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA640-300gc Not supported Not supported None
acA640-300gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA640-750uc Not supported Not supported None
acA640-750um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA720-290gc Not supported Not supported None
acA720-290gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA720-520uc Not supported Not supported None
acA720-520um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA780-75gc Not supported Not supported None
acA780-75gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4f All combinations
acA800-200gc Not supported Not supported None
acA800-200gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA800-510uc Not supported Not supported None
acA800-510um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA1280-60gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1280-60gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA1300-22gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1300-22gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4f All combinations
acA1300-30gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1300-30gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA1300-30uc Not supported Not supported None
acA1300-30um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4f All combinations
acA1300-60gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1300-60gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA1300-60gmNIR 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA1300-75gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1300-75gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA1300-200uc Not supported Not supported None
acA1300-200um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA1440-73gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1440-73gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA1440-220uc Not supported Not supported None
acA1440-220um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA1600-20gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1600-20gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4f All combinations
acA1600-20uc Not supported Not supported None
acA1600-20um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4f All combinations
acA1600-60gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1600-60gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA1920-25gc 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA1920-25gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3a, 4 All combinations
acA1920-25uc 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA1920-25um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3a, 4 All combinations
acA1920-40gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1920-40gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA1920-40uc Not supported Not supported None
acA1920-40ucMED Not supported Not supported None
acA1920-40um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA1920-40umMED 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA1920-48gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1920-48gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA1920-50gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1920-50gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA1920-150uc Not supported Not supported None
acA1920-150um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA1920-155uc Not supported Not supported None
acA1920-155ucMED Not supported Not supported None
acA1920-155um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA1920-155umMED 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA2000-50gc Not supported Not supported None
acA2000-50gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4f All combinations
acA2000-50gmNIR 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA2000-165uc Not supported Not supported None
acA2000-165um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA2000-165umNIR 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All Combinations
acA2040-25gc Not supported Not supported None
acA2040-25gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4f All combinations
acA2040-25gmNIR 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA2040-35gc Not supported Not supported None
acA2040-35gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA2040-55uc Not supported Not supported None
acA2040-55um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA2040-90uc Not supported Not supported None
acA2040-90um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA2040-90umNIR 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA2040-120uc Not supported Not supported None
acA2040-120um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA2440-20gc Not supported Not supported None
acA2440-20gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA2440-35uc Not supported Not supported None
acA2440-35ucMED Not supported Not supported None
acA2440-35um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA2440-35umMED 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA2440-75uc Not supported Not supported None
acA2440-75ucMED Not supported Not supported None
acA2440-75um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA2440-75umMED 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA2500-14gc 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3a, 4 All combinations
acA2500-14gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3a, 4 All combinations
acA2500-14uc 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3a, 4 All combinations
acA2500-14um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3a, 4 All combinations
acA2500-20gc Not supported Not supported None
acA2500-20gcMED Not supported Not supported None
acA2500-20gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA2500-20gmMED 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA2500-60uc Not supported Not supported None
acA2500-60um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA3088-16gc Not supported Not supported None
acA3088-16gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA3088-57uc Not supported Not supported None
acA3088-57um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA3800-10gc Not supported Not supported None
acA3800-10gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2b, 4c All combinations
acA3800-14uc Not supported Not supported None
acA3800-14um 1, 2, 4 1, 2, 4 All combinations
acA4024-8gc Not supported Not supported None
acA4024-8gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA4024-29uc Not supported Not supported None
acA4024-29um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA4096-11gc Not supported Not supported None
acA4096-11gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA4096-30uc Not supported Not supported None
acA4096-30ucMED Not supported Not supported None
acA4096-30um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA4096-30umMED 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA4096-40uc Not supported Not supported None
acA4096-40ucMED Not supported Not supported None
acA4096-40um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA4096-40umMED 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA4112-8gc Not supported Not supported None
acA4112-8gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA4112-20uc Not supported Not supported None
acA4112-20ucMED Not supported Not supported None
acA4112-20um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA4112-20umMED 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA4112-30uc Not supported Not supported None
acA4112-30ucMED Not supported Not supported None
acA4112-30um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA4112-30umMED 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA4600-7gc 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2b, 4c All combinations
acA4600-10uc Not supported Not supported None
acA5472-5gc Not supported Not supported None
acA5472-5gm 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
acA5472-17uc Not supported Not supported None
acA5472-17ucMED 1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3 1x1
2x2
3x3
acA5472-17um 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
boA4096-93cc Not supported Not supported None
boA4096-93cm 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3e, 4 All combinations
boA4112-68cc Not supported Not supported None
boA4112-68cm 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3e, 4 All combinations
daA1280-54lc 1, 2 1, 2 1x1d
2x1
2x2
daA1280-54lm 1, 2 1, 2 1x1d
2x1
2x2
daA1280-54uc 1, 2 1, 2 1x1d
2x1
2x2
daA1280-54um 1, 2 1, 2 1x1d
2x1
2x2
daA1600-60lc 1, 2 1, 2 1x1
2x2
daA1600-60lm 1, 2 1, 2 1x1
2x2
daA1600-60uc 1, 2 1, 2 1x1
2x2
daA1600-60um 1, 2 1, 2 1x1
2x2
daA1920-15um 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3g, 4 All combinations
daA1920-30uc 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3g, 4 All combinations
daA1920-30um 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3g, 4 All combinations
daA2500-14lc 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
daA2500-14lm 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
daA2500-14uc 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3g, 4 All combinations
daA2500-14um 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3g, 4 All combinations
daA2500-60mc Binning feature not supported Binning feature not supported Binning feature not supported
daA2500-60mci Binning feature not supported Binning feature not supported Binning feature not supported
daA4200-30mci Binning feature not supported Binning feature not supported Binning feature not supported
puA1280-54uc 1, 2 1, 2 1x1d
2x1
2x2
puA1280-54um 1,2 1,2 1x1d
2x1
2x2
puA1600-60uc 1, 2 1, 2 1x1
2x2
puA1600-60um 1, 2 1, 2 1x1
2x2
puA1920-30uc 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
puA1920-30um 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
puA2500-14uc 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations
puA2500-14um 1, 2, 3e, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 All combinations

Binning Modes#

Info

If your camera supports only one binning mode per direction, the BinningHorizontalMode and BinningVerticalMode parameters aren't available.

Show all camera models

Camera Model Horizontal Binning Modes Vertical Binning Modes Allowed Combinations (H x V Binning Mode)
a2A1920-51gcBAS Not supported Not supported None
a2A1920-51gcPRO Not supported Not supported None
a2A1920-51gmBAS Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
a2A1920-51gmPRO Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
a2A1920-160ucBAS Not supported Not supported None
a2A1920-160ucPRO Not supported Not supported None
a2A1920-160umBAS Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
a2A1920-160umPRO Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
a2A2590-22gcBAS Not supported Not supported None
a2A2590-22gcPRO Not supported Not supported None
a2A2590-22gmBAS Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
a2A2590-22gmPRO Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
a2A2590-60ucBAS Not supported Not supported None
a2A2590-60ucPRO Not supported Not supported None
a2A2590-60umBAS Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
a2A2590-60umPRO Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
a2A3840-13gcBAS Not supported Not supported None
a2A3840-13gcPRO Not supported Not supported None
a2A3840-13gmBAS Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
a2A3840-13gmPRO Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
a2A3840-45ucBAS Not supported Not supported None
a2A3840-45ucPRO Not supported Not supported None
a2A3840-45umBAS Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
a2A3840-45umPRO Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA640-90gc Not supported Not supported None
acA640-90gm Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA640-90uc Not supported Not supported None
acA640-90um Suma Sum Sum x Sum
acA640-120gc Not supported Not supported None
acA640-120gm Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA640-120uc Not supported Not supported None
acA640-120um Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA640-121gm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA640-300gc Not supported Not supported None
acA640-300gm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA640-750uc Not supported Not supported None
acA640-750um Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA720-290gc Not supported Not supported None
acA720-290gm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA720-520uc Not supported Not supported None
acA720-520um Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA780-75gc Not supported Not supported None
acA780-75gm Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA800-200gc Not supported Not supported None
acA800-200gm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA800-510uc Not supported Not supported None
acA800-510um Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA1280-60gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1280-60gm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA1300-22gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1300-22gm Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA1300-30gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1300-30gm Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA1300-30uc Not supported Not supported None
acA1300-30um Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA1300-60gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1300-60gm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA1300-60gmNIR Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA1300-75gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1300-75gm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA1300-200uc Not supported Not supported None
acA1300-200um Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA1440-73gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1440-73gm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA1440-220uc Not supported Not supported None
acA1440-220um Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA1600-20gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1600-20gm Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA1600-20uc Not supported Not supported None
acA1600-20um Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA1600-60gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1600-60gm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA1920-25gc Sum Average Sum x Average
acA1920-25gm Sum Average Sum x Average
acA1920-25uc Sum Average Sum x Average
acA1920-25um Sum Average Sum x Average
acA1920-40gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1920-40gm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA1920-40uc Not supported Not supported None
acA1920-40ucMED Not supported Not supported None
acA1920-40um Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA1920-40umMED Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA1920-48gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1920-48gm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA1920-50gc Not supported Not supported None
acA1920-50gm Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA1920-150uc Not supported Not supported None
acA1920-150um Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA1920-155uc Not supported Not supported None
acA1920-155ucMED Not supported Not supported None
acA1920-155um Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA1920-155umMED Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA2000-50gc Not supported Not supported None
acA2000-50gm Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA2000-50gmNIR Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA2000-165uc Not supported Not supported None
acA2000-165um Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA2000-165umNIR Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA2040-25gc Not supported Not supported None
acA2040-25gm Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA2040-25gmNIR Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA2040-35gc Not supported Not supported None
acA2040-35gm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA2040-55uc Not supported Not supported None
acA2040-55um Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA2040-90uc Not supported Not supported None
acA2040-90um Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA2040-90umNIR Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA2040-120uc Not supported Not supported None
acA2040-120um Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA2440-20gc Not supported Not supported None
acA2440-20gm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA2440-35uc Not supported Not supported None
acA2440-35ucMED Not supported Not supported None
acA2440-35um Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA2440-35umMED Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA2440-75uc Not supported Not supported None
acA2440-75ucMED Not supported Not supported None
acA2440-75um Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA2440-75umMED Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA2500-14gc Sum Average Sum x Average
acA2500-14gm Sum Average Sum x Average
acA2500-14uc Sum Average Sum x Average
acA2500-14um Sum Average Sum x Average
acA2500-20gc Not supported Not supported None
acA2500-20gcMED Not supported Not supported None
acA2500-20gm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA2500-20gmMED Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA2500-60uc Not supported Not supported None
acA2500-60um Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA3088-16gc Not supported Not supported None
acA3088-16gm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA3088-57uc Not supported Not supported None
acA3088-57um Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA3800-10gc Not supported Not supported None
acA3800-10gm Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA3800-14uc Not supported Not supported None
acA3800-14um Sum Sum Sum x Sum
acA4024-8gc Not supported Not supported None
acA4024-8gm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA4024-29uc Not supported Not supported None
acA4024-29um Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA4096-11gc Not supported Not supported None
acA4096-11gm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA4096-30uc Not supported Not supported None
acA4096-30ucMED Not supported Not supported None
acA4096-30um Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA4096-30umMED Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA4096-40uc Not supported Not supported None
acA4096-40ucMED Not supported Not supported Not supported
acA4096-40um Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA4096-40umMED Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA4112-8gc Not supported Not supported None
acA4112-8gm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA4112-20uc Not supported Not supported None
acA4112-20ucMED Not supported Not supported None
acA4112-20um Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA4112-20umMED Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA4112-30uc Not supported Not supported None
acA4112-30ucMED Not supported Not supported None
acA4112-30um Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA4112-30umMED Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA4600-7gc Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA4600-10uc Not supported Not supported None
acA5472-5gc Not supported Not supported None
acA5472-5gm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
acA5472-17uc Not supported Not supported None
acA5472-17ucMED Average Average Average x Average
acA5472-17um Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
boA4096-93cc Not supported Not supported None
boA4096-93cm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
boA4112-68cc Not supported Not supported None
boA4112-68cm Average, Sum Average, Sum All combinations
daA1280-54lc Average Average Average x Average
daA1280-54lm Average Average Average x Average
daA1280-54uc Average Average Average x Average
daA1280-54um Average Average Average x Average
daA1600-60lc Average
Sum
Average
Sum
Average x Average
Sum x Sum
daA1600-60lm Average
Sum
Average
Sum
Average x Average
Sum x Sum
daA1600-60uc Average
Sum
Average
Sum
Average x Average
Sum x Sum
daA1600-60um Average
Sum
Average
Sum
Average x Average
Sum x Sum
daA1920-15um Average
Sum
Average Average x Averageh
Sum x Average
daA1920-30uc Average
Sum
Average Average x Averageh
Sum x Average
daA1920-30um Average
Sum
Average Average x Averageh
Sum x Average
daA2500-14lc Average
Sum
Average Average x Averageh
Sum x Average
daA2500-14lm Average
Sum
Average Average x Averageh
Sum x Average
daA2500-14uc Average
Sum
Average Average x Averageh
Sum x Average
daA2500-14um Average
Sum
Average Average x Averageh
Sum x Average
daA2500-60mc Binning feature not supported Binning feature not supported Binning feature not supported
daA2500-60mci Binning feature not supported Binning feature not supported Binning feature not supported
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  1. If vertical binning is set to 3, a modified averaging algorithm will be used. As a consequence, the signal-to-noise ratio will be reduced while the camera's response to light will be slightly increased. Basler recommends using vertical binning by 2 or by 4.

  2. If vertical binning is set to 2, the vertical binning mode is set to Average.

  3. If vertical binning is set to 4, a modified summing algorithm will be used: Pixel values of line 1 and 2 are summed, pixel values of line 3 and 4 are skipped, pixel values of line 5 and 6 summed, and so on.

  4. Always set horizontal binning first, then set vertical binning. Otherwise, some combinations can't be achieved.

  5. Horizontal binning by 3 is not supported. Setting the parameter value to 3 is allowed, but will result in an effective horizontal binning by 2.

  6. If vertical binning is used, the limits for the minimum gain settings are automatically lowered. This allows you to use lower gain settings than would otherwise be available.

  7. Setting vertical binning to 3 changes the average gray value, i.e., the brightness of your images, significantly.

  8. Always set the horizontal binning mode first, then set the vertical binning mode. Otherwise, some combinations can't be achieved.

Sample Code#

// Enable horizontal binning by 4
camera.BinningHorizontal.SetValue(4);
// Enable vertical binning by 2
camera.BinningVertical.SetValue(2);
// Set the horizontal binning mode to Average
camera.BinningHorizontalMode.SetValue(BinningHorizontalMode_Average);
// Set the vertical binning mode to Sum
camera.BinningVerticalMode.SetValue(BinningVerticalMode_Sum);
INodeMap& nodemap = camera.GetNodeMap();
// Enable horizontal binning by 4
CIntegerPtr(nodemap.GetNode("BinningHorizontal"))->SetValue(4);
// Enable vertical binning by 2
CIntegerPtr(nodemap.GetNode("BinningVertical"))->SetValue(2);
// Set the horizontal binning mode to Average
CEnumerationPtr(nodemap.GetNode("BinningHorizontalMode"))->FromString("Average");
// Set the vertical binning mode to Sum
CEnumerationPtr(nodemap.GetNode("BinningVerticalMode"))->FromString("Sum");
INodeMap& nodemap = camera.GetNodeMap();
// Enable horizontal binning by 4
CIntegerParameter(nodemap, "BinningHorizontal").SetValue(4);
// Enable vertical binning by 2
CIntegerParameter(nodemap, "BinningVertical").SetValue(2);
// Set the horizontal binning mode to Average
CEnumParameter(nodemap, "BinningHorizontalMode").SetValue("Average");
// Set the vertical binning mode to Sum
CEnumParameter(nodemap, "BinningVerticalMode").SetValue("Sum");
// Enable horizontal binning by 4
camera.Parameters[PLCamera.BinningHorizontal].SetValue(4);
// Enable vertical binning by 2
camera.Parameters[PLCamera.BinningVertical].SetValue(2);
// Set the horizontal binning mode to Average
camera.Parameters[PLCamera.BinningHorizontalMode].SetValue(PLCamera.BinningHorizontalMode.Average);
// Set the vertical binning mode to Sum
camera.Parameters[PLCamera.BinningVerticalMode].SetValue(PLCamera.BinningVerticalMode.Sum);
// Enable horizontal binning by 4
Pylon.DeviceSetIntegerFeature(hdev, "BinningHorizontal", 4);
// Enable vertical binning by 2
Pylon.DeviceSetIntegerFeature(hdev, "BinningVertical", 2);
// Set the horizontal binning mode to Average
Pylon.DeviceFeatureFromString(hdev, "BinningHorizontalMode", "Average");
// Set the vertical binning mode to Sum
Pylon.DeviceFeatureFromString(hdev, "BinningVerticalMode", "Sum");
/* Macro to check for errors */
#define CHECK(errc) if (GENAPI_E_OK != errc) printErrorAndExit(errc)
GENAPIC_RESULT errRes = GENAPI_E_OK;  /* Return value of pylon methods */
/* Enable horizontal binning by 4 */
errRes = PylonDeviceSetIntegerFeature(hdev, "BinningHorizontal", 4);
CHECK(errRes);
/* Enable vertical binning by 2 */
errRes = PylonDeviceSetIntegerFeature(hdev, "BinningVertical", 2);
CHECK(errRes);
/* Set the horizontal binning mode to Average */
errRes = PylonDeviceFeatureFromString(hdev, "BinningHorizontalMode", "Average");
CHECK(errRes);
/* Set the vertical binning mode to Sum */
errRes = PylonDeviceFeatureFromString(hdev, "BinningVerticalMode", "Sum");
CHECK(errRes);

You can also use the pylon Viewer to easily set the parameters.