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Exposure Time#

The Exposure Time camera feature specifies how long the image sensor is exposed to light during image acquisition.

To automatically set the exposure time, use the Exposure Auto feature.

Using the Feature#

Setting the Exposure Time#

To set the exposure time:

  1. Set the ExposureMode parameter to Timed.
  2. Set the ExposureAuto parameter to Off.
  3. Set the ExposureTime parameter to the desired exposure time in microseconds.

The minimum and maximum exposure time vary by camera model.

Determining the Exposure Time#

To determine the current exposure time in microseconds, get the value of the ExposureTime parameter.

This can be useful, for example, if the Exposure Auto auto function is enabled and you want to retrieve the automatically adjusted exposure time.

Exposure Time Mode#

On some camera models, the ExposureTimeMode parameter is available. It allows you to choose between the Standard and the Short or Ultra Short exposure time mode. Using the Short or Ultra Short exposure time mode lowers the value range of the ExposureTime parameter. It allows you to set short or very short exposure times.

Info

  • Depending on the exposure time mode, the exposure start delay changes.
  • If the Short or Ultra Short exposure time modes is enabled, the Sequencer feature is not available.

You can set the ExposureTimeMode parameter to one of the following values:

  • Standard: Enables the Standard exposure time mode. This is the default setting. When you enable this mode, the exposure time is set to the minimum value available in this exposure time mode.
  • Short: Allows you to set a short exposure time within the value range available. When you enable this mode, the exposure time is set to the maximum value available in this exposure time mode.
  • UltraShort: Allows you to set an ultra short exposure time within the value range available. When you enable this mode, the exposure time is set to the maximum value available in this exposure time mode.

Specifics#

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On some camera models, you can use the Remove Parameter Limits feature to increase the exposure time parameter limits.

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Camera Model Minimum Exposure Time [µs] Maximum Exposure Time [µs] Available Exposure Time Modes
a2A1920-51gcBAS Standard exposure time mode: 19
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 1
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 14
Standard
Ultra Short
a2A1920-51gcPRO Standard exposure time mode: 19
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 1
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 14
Standard
Ultra Short
a2A1920-51gmBAS Standard exposure time mode: 19
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 1
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 14
Standard
Ultra Short
a2A1920-51gmPRO Standard exposure time mode: 19
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 1
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 14
Standard
Ultra Short
a2A1920-160ucBAS Standard exposure time mode: 19
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 1
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 14
Standard
Ultra Short
a2A1920-160ucPRO Standard exposure time mode: 19
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 1
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 14
Standard
Ultra Short
a2A1920-160umBAS Standard exposure time mode: 19
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 1
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 14
Standard
Ultra Short
a2A1920-160umPRO Standard exposure time mode: 19
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 1
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 14
Standard
Ultra Short
a2A2448-23gcBAS 10/11i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2448-23gcPRO 10/11i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2448-23gmBAS 10/11i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2448-23gmPRO 10/11i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2448-75ucBAS 10/11i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2448-75ucPRO 10/11i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2448-75umBAS 10/11i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2448-75umPRO 10/11i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2590-22gcBAS 10 999999 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2590-22gcPRO 10 999999 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2590-22gmBAS 10 999999 Standard
Ultra Short
a2A2590-22gmPRO 10 999999 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2590-60ucBAS 10 999999 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2590-60ucPRO 10 999999 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2590-60umBAS 10 999999 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2590-60umPRO 10 999999 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2840-14gcBAS 10/12i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2840-14gcPRO 10/12i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2840-14gmBAS 10/12i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2840-14gmPRO 10/12i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2840-48ucBAS 10/12i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2840-48ucPRO 10/12i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2840-48umBAS 10/12i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A2840-48umPRO 10/12i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A3840-13gcBAS 12 999999 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A3840-13gcPRO 12 999999 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A3840-13gmBAS 12 999999 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A3840-13gmPRO 12 999999 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A3840-45ucBAS 12 999999 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A3840-45ucPRO 12 999999 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A3840-45umBAS 12 999999 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A3840-45umPRO 12 999999 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A4096-9gcBAS 13/15i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A4096-9gcPRO 13/15i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A4096-9gmBAS 13/15i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A4096-9gmPRO 13/15i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A4096-30ucBAS 13/15i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A4096-30ucPRO 13/15i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A4096-30umBAS 13/15i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A4096-30umPRO 13/15i 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A4504-5gcBAS 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A4504-5gcPRO 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A4504-5gmBAS 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A4504-5gmPRO 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A4504-18ucBAS 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A4504-18ucPRO 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A4504-18umBAS 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A4504-18umPRO 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A5320-7gcBAS 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A5320-7gcPRO 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A5320-7gmBAS 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A5320-7gmPRO 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A5320-23ucBAS 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A5320-23ucPRO 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A5320-23umBAS 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A5320-23umPRO 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A5328-4gcBAS 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A5328-4gcPRO 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A5328-4gmBAS 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A5328-4gmPRO 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A5328-15ucBAS 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A5328-15ucPRO 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A5328-15umBAS 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
a2A5328-15umPRO 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA640-90gc 17 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA640-90gm 17 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA640-90uc 17 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA640-90um 17 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA640-120gc 4 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA640-120gm 4 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA640-120uc 4 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA640-120um 4 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA640-121gm Standard exposure time mode: 22/23b
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 1
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 13
Standard
Ultra Short
acA640-300gc 80 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA640-300gm 80 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA640-750uc 59 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA640-750um 59 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA720-290gc Standard exposure time mode: 22/20b
Ultra Shot exposure time mode: 1
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Shot exposure time mode: 13
Standard
Ultra Short
acA720-290gm Standard exposure time mode: 22/20b
Ultra Shot exposure time mode: 1
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Shot exposure time mode: 13
Standard
Ultra Short
acA720-520uc Standard exposure time mode: 30/24b
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 1
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 13
Standard
Ultra Short
acA720-520um Standard exposure time mode: 30/24b
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 1
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 13
Standard
Ultra Short
acA780-75gc 20 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA780-75gm 20 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA800-200gc 80 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA800-200gm 80 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA800-510uc 59 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA800-510um 59 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1280-60gc 15 896000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1280-60gm 15 896000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1300-22gc 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1300-22gm 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1300-30gc 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1300-30gm 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1300-30uc 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1300-30um 16 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1300-60gc 10 / 15a 916000 / 896000a ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1300-60gm 10 / 15a 916000 / 896000a ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1300-60gmNIR 10 / 15a 916000 / 896000a ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1300-75gc 80 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1300-75gm 80 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1300-200uc 59 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1300-200um 59 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1440-73gc Standard exposure time mode: 22 / 23b
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 1
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 13
Standard
Ultra Short
acA1440-73gm Standard exposure time mode: 22 / 23b
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 1
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 13
Standard
Ultra Short
acA1440-220uc Standard exposure time mode: 21/20b
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 1
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 13
Standard
Ultra Short
acA1440-220um Standard exposure time mode: 21/20b
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 1
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 13
Standard
Ultra Short
acA1600-20gc 25 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1600-20gm 25 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1600-20uc 25 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1600-20um 25 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1600-60gc 10/35a 840000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1600-60gm 10/35a 840000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1920-25gc 35 999985 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1920-25gm 35 999985 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1920-25uc 35 9999990 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1920-25um 35 9999990 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1920-40gc 34/40b 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1920-40gm 34/40b 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1920-40uc 34/40b 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1920-40ucMED 34/40b 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1920-40um 34 / 40b 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1920-40umMED 34/40b 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1920-48gc 137 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1920-48gm 137 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1920-50gc 24/27b 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1920-50gm 24/27b 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1920-150uc 105 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1920-150um 105 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1920-155uc 20/21b 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1920-155ucMED 20/21b 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1920-155um 20/21b 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA1920-155umMED 20/21b 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2000-50gc 24 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2000-50gm 24 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2000-50gmNIR 24 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2000-165uc 28c 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2000-165um 28c 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2000-165umNIR 28c 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2040-25gc 24 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2040-25gm 24 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2040-25gmNIR 24 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2040-35gc Standard exposure time mode: 26
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 14
Standard
Ultra Short
acA2040-35gm Standard exposure time mode: 26
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 14
Standard
Ultra Short
acA2040-55uc Standard exposure time mode: 27
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 14
Standard
Ultra Short
acA2040-55um Standard exposure time mode: 27
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 14
Standard
Ultra Short
acA2040-90uc 28c 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2040-90um 28c 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2040-90umNIR 28c 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2040-120uc Standard exposure time mode: 21/20b
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 14
Standard
Ultra Short
acA2040-120um Standard exposure time mode: 21/20b
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 14
Standard
Ultra Short
acA2440-20gc Standard exposure time mode: 28
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 14
Standard
Ultra Short
acA2440-20gm Standard exposure time mode: 28
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 14
Standard
Ultra Short
acA2440-35uc Standard exposure time mode: 29
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 14
Standard
Ultra Short
acA2440-35ucMED 29 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2440-35um Standard exposure time mode: 29
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 14
Standard
Ultra Short
acA2440-35umMED 29 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2440-75uc Standard exposure time mode: 21/20b
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 14
Standard
Ultra Short
acA2440-75ucMED 21/22b 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2440-75um Standard exposure time mode: 21/20b
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 14
Standard
Ultra Short
acA2440-75umMED 21/22b 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2500-14gc 35 999985 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2500-14gm 35 999985 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2500-14uc 35 9999990 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2500-14um 35 9999990 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2500-20gc 137 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2500-20gcMED 137 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2500-20gm 137 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2500-20gmMED 137 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2500-60uc 81 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA2500-60um 81 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA3088-16gc Rolling shutter mode: 25
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 625
Rolling shutter mode: 10000000
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 10000000
ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA3088-16gm Rolling shutter mode: 25
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 625
Rolling shutter mode: 10000000
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 10000000
ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA3088-57uc Rolling shutter mode: 8
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 200
Rolling shutter mode: 10000000
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 10000000
ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA3088-57ucMED Rolling shutter mode: 8
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 200
Rolling shutter mode: 10000000
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 10000000
ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA3088-57um Rolling shutter mode: 8
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 200
Rolling shutter mode: 10000000
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 10000000
ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA3088-57umMED Rolling shutter mode: 8
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 200
Rolling shutter mode: 10000000
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 10000000
ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA3800-10gc 35f 1600000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA3800-10gm 35f 1600000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA3800-14uc 35f 1600000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA3800-14um 35f 1600000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA4024-8gc Rolling Shutter mode: 35
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 1260
10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA4024-8gm Rolling Shutter mode: 35
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 1260
10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA4024-29uc Rolling shutter mode: 10/12b
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 360/432b
10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA4024-29um Rolling shutter mode: 10/12b
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 360/432b
10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA4096-11gc Standard exposure time mode: 38
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2j
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 16
Standard
Ultra Short
acA4096-11gm Standard exposure time mode: 38
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2j
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 16
Standard
Ultra Short
acA4096-30uc Standard exposure time mode: 30
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 16
Standard
Ultra Short
acA4096-30ucMED 30 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA4096-30um Standard exposure time mode: 30
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 16
Standard
Ultra Short
acA4096-30umMED 30 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA4096-40uc Standard exposure time mode: 26/27b
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 16
Standard
Ultra Short
acA4096-40ucMED 26/27b 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA4096-40um Standard exposure time mode: 26/27b
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 16
Standard
Ultra Short
acA4096-40umMED 26/27b 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA4112-8gc Standard exposure time mode: 38
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 16
Standard
Ultra Short
acA4112-8gm Standard exposure time mode: 38
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 16
Standard
Ultra Short
acA4112-20uc Standard exposure time mode: 30
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 16
Standard
Ultra Short
acA4112-20ucMED 30 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA4112-20um Standard exposure time mode: 30
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 16
Standard
Ultra Short
acA4112-20umMED 30 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA4112-30uc Standard exposure time mode: 26/27b
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 16
Standard
Ultra Short
acA4112-30ucMED 26/27b 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA4112-30um Standard exposure time mode: 26/27b
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2
Standard exposure time mode: 10000000
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 16
Standard
Ultra Short
acA4112-30umMED 26/27b 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA4600-7gc 35f 1460000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA4600-10uc 35f 1460000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA5472-5gc Rolling shutter mode: 49/55b
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 1764/1980b
10000018 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA5472-5gm Rolling shutter mode: 49/55b
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 1764/1980b
10000018 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA5472-17uc Rolling shutter mode: 13/16b
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 468/576b
10000003 / 10000000b ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA5472-17ucMED Rolling shutter mode: 13/16b
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 468/576b
10000003 / 10000000b ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA5472-17um Rolling shutter mode: 13/16b
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 468/576b
10000003 / 10000000b ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
acA5472-17umMED Rolling shutter mode: 13/16b
Global Reset Release shutter mode: 468/576b
10000003 / 10000000b ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
boA4096-93cc Standard exposure time mode: 21/21/23g
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2/2/2g
Standard exposure time mode: 8000000/8000000/8000000g
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 16/16/16g
Standard
Ultra Short
boA4096-93cm Standard exposure time mode: 21/21/23g
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2/2/2g
Standard exposure time mode: 8000000/8000000/8000000g
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 16/16/16g
Standard
Ultra Short
boA4112-68cc Standard exposure time mode: 21/21/23g
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2/2/2g
Standard exposure time mode: 8000000/8000000/8000000g
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 16/16/16g
Standard
Ultra Short
boA4112-68cm Standard exposure time mode: 21/21/23g
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 2/2/2g
Standard exposure time mode: 8000000/8000000/8000000g
Ultra Short exposure time mode: 16/16/16g
Standard
Ultra Short
boA4500-45cc Standard exposure time mode: 100
Short exposure time mode: 20
Standard exposure time mode: 8000000
Short exposure time mode: 100
Standard
Short
boA4500-45cm Standard exposure time mode: 100
Short exposure time mode: 20
Standard exposure time mode: 8000000
Short exposure time mode: 100
Standard
Short
boA6500-36cc Standard exposure time mode: 100
Short exposure time mode: 20
Standard exposure time mode: 8000000
Short exposure time mode: 100
Standard
Short
boA6500-36cm Standard exposure time mode: 100
Short exposure time mode: 20
Standard exposure time mode: 8000000
Short exposure time mode: 100
Standard
Short
boA8100-16cc Standard exposure time mode: 100
Short exposure time mode: 45
Standard exposure time mode: 8000000
Short exposure time mode: 100
Standard
Short
boA8100-16cm Standard exposure time mode: 100
Short exposure time mode: 45
Standard exposure time mode: 8000000
Short exposure time mode: 100
Standard
Short
daA1280-54lc 10de 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
daA1280-54lm 10de 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
daA1280-54uc 10de 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
daA1280-54um 10de 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
daA1600-60lc 10d 850000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
daA1600-60lm 10d 850000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
daA1600-60uc 10d 850000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
daA1600-60um 10d 850000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
daA1920-15um 10d 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
daA1920-30uc 10d 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
daA1920-30um 10d 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
daA1920-160uc 19d 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
daA1920-160um 19d 10000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
daA2500-14lc 10d 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
daA2500-14lm 10d 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
daA2500-14uc 10d 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
daA2500-14um 10d 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
daA3840-45uc 26dh 999999 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
daA3840-45um 26dh 999999 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
puA1280-54uc 10de 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
puA1280-54um 10de 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
puA1600-60uc 10d 850000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
puA1600-60um 10d 850000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
puA1920-30uc 10d 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
puA1920-30um 10d 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
puA2500-14uc 10d 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available
puA2500-14um 10d 1000000 ExposureTimeMode parameter not available

  1. Global shutter mode / Rolling shutter mode

  2. 8-bit pixel format / 12-bit pixel format

  3. Valid when the pixel format is set to a 12-bit format. For 8-bit formats, the value depends on the USB 3.0 bandwidth available. See table 1 below.

  4. Depending on the camera's sensor and frame rate, the effective exposure time may vary from the exposure time set. The variation is normally in the range of microseconds, but if a very low exposure time is set, this should be taken into account.

  5. Due to sensor specific properties, on exposure times below ≈70 µs, the increment may vary and may be higher than 1 µs. Therefore, not all exposure time values can be reached. This behavior also depends on the Image ROI settings and the overlap mode.

  6. Due to sensor specific properties, if the shutter mode is set to Global Reset Release, the effective exposure time is longer than the exposure time set. See table 2 below.

  7. 8-bit sensor bit depth / 10-bit sensor bit depth / 12-bit sensor bit depth

  8. Valid at default settings. Value depends on the USB 3.0 bandwidth available (DeviceLinkThroughputLimit parameter setting).

  9. 10-bit sensor bit depth / 12-bit sensor bit depth

  10. When setting an exposure time of 2 µs or 3 µs in Ultra Short exposure time mode, the effective exposure time may be slightly longer than specified. The difference is less than a microsecond.

Additional Information for ace Classic Cameras#

Table 1#

The following table applies to acA2040-90uc/um/umNIR and acA2000-165uc/um/umNIR cameras using an 8-bit pixel format.

Available USB Bandwidth
(Device Link Throughput)
Minimum Exposure Time and Exposure Time Offset
(8-bit Pixel Formats)
≤ 108000 42
108001–140000 32
140001–160020 28
160021–180000 25
180001–192112 24
192113–216000 42
216001–280000 32
280001–320040 28
320041–360000 25
360001–384224 24

Table 2#

The following table applies to the indicated camera models when operated in Global Reset Release shutter mode.

Camera Model Additional Exposure Time in GRR [µs]
acA3800-10gm/gc 5218
acA3800-14um/uc 4077
acA4600-7gc 8996
acA4600-10uc 7028

Example: Assume you are operating an acA4600-10uc camera in Global Reset Release shutter mode. You set the exposure time to 1000 µs. The effective exposure time is 1000 + 7028 = 8028 µs.

Sample Code#

ace Classic/U/L GigE Cameras#

// Determine the current exposure time
double d = camera.ExposureTimeAbs.GetValue();
// Set the exposure time mode to Standard
// Note: Available on selected camera models only
camera.ExposureTimeMode.SetValue(ExposureTimeMode_Standard);
// Set the exposure time to 3500 microseconds
camera.ExposureTimeAbs.SetValue(3500.0);
INodeMap& nodemap = camera.GetNodeMap();
// Determine the current exposure time
double d = CFloatParameter(nodemap, "ExposureTimeAbs").GetValue();
// Set the exposure time mode to Standard
// Note: Available on selected camera models only
CEnumParameter(nodemap, "ExposureTimeMode").SetValue("Standard");
// Set the exposure time to 3500 microseconds
CFloatParameter(nodemap, "ExposureTimeAbs").SetValue(3500.0);
// Determine the current exposure time
double d = camera.Parameters[PLCamera.ExposureTimeAbs].GetValue();
// Set the exposure time mode to Standard
// Note: Available on selected camera models only
camera.Parameters[PLCamera.ExposureTimeMode].SetValue(PLCamera.ExposureTimeMode.Standard);
// Set the exposure time to 3500 microseconds
camera.Parameters[PLCamera.ExposureTimeAbs].SetValue(3500.0);
/* 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 */
double d = 0;
/* Determine the current exposure time */
errRes = PylonDeviceGetFloatFeature(hdev, "ExposureTimeAbs", &d);
CHECK(errRes);
/* Set the exposure time mode to Standard */
/* Note: Available on selected camera models only */
errRes = PylonDeviceFeatureFromString(hdev, "ExposureTimeMode", "Standard");
CHECK(errRes);
/* Set the exposure time to 3500 microseconds */
errRes = PylonDeviceSetFloatFeature(hdev, "ExposureTimeAbs", 3500.0);
CHECK(errRes);

ace 2, boost, and dart IMX Cameras#

// Determine the current exposure time
double d = camera.ExposureTime.GetValue();
// Set the exposure time mode to Standard
camera.BslExposureTimeMode.SetValue(ExposureTimeMode_Standard);
// Set the exposure time to 3500 microseconds
camera.ExposureTime.SetValue(3500.0);
INodeMap& nodemap = camera.GetNodeMap();
// Determine the current exposure time
double d = CFloatParameter(nodemap, "ExposureTime").GetValue();
// Set the exposure time mode to Standard
CEnumParameter(nodemap, "BslExposureTimeMode").SetValue("Standard");
// Set the exposure time to 3500 microseconds
CFloatParameter(nodemap, "ExposureTime").SetValue(3500.0);
// Determine the current exposure time
double d = camera.Parameters[PLCamera.ExposureTime].GetValue();
// Set the exposure time mode to Standard
camera.Parameters[PLCamera.BslExposureTimeMode].SetValue(PLCamera.ExposureTimeMode.Standard);
// Set the exposure time to 3500 microseconds
camera.Parameters[PLCamera.ExposureTime].SetValue(3500.0);
/* 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 */
double d = 0;
/* Determine the current exposure time */
errRes = PylonDeviceGetFloatFeature(hdev, "ExposureTime", &d);
CHECK(errRes);
/* Set the exposure time mode to Standard */
errRes = PylonDeviceFeatureFromString(hdev, "BslExposureTimeMode", "Standard");
CHECK(errRes);
/* Set the exposure time to 3500 microseconds */
errRes = PylonDeviceSetFloatFeature(hdev, "ExposureTime", 3500.0);
CHECK(errRes);

Other Cameras#

// Determine the current exposure time
double d = camera.ExposureTime.GetValue();
// Set the exposure time mode to Standard
// Note: Available on selected camera models only
camera.ExposureTimeMode.SetValue(ExposureTimeMode_Standard);
// Set the exposure time to 3500 microseconds
camera.ExposureTime.SetValue(3500.0);
INodeMap& nodemap = camera.GetNodeMap();
// Determine the current exposure time
double d = CFloatParameter(nodemap, "ExposureTime").GetValue();
// Set the exposure time mode to Standard
// Note: Available on selected camera models only
CEnumParameter(nodemap, "ExposureTimeMode").SetValue("Standard");
// Set the exposure time to 3500 microseconds
CFloatParameter(nodemap, "ExposureTime").SetValue(3500.0);
// Determine the current exposure time
double d = camera.Parameters[PLCamera.ExposureTime].GetValue();
// Set the exposure time mode to Standard
// Note: Available on selected camera models only
camera.Parameters[PLCamera.ExposureTimeMode].SetValue(PLCamera.ExposureTimeMode.Standard);
// Set the exposure time to 3500 microseconds
camera.Parameters[PLCamera.ExposureTime].SetValue(3500.0);
/* 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 */
double d = 0;
/* Determine the current exposure time */
errRes = PylonDeviceGetFloatFeature(hdev, "ExposureTime", &d);
CHECK(errRes);
/* Set the exposure time mode to Standard */
/* Note: Available on selected camera models only */
errRes = PylonDeviceFeatureFromString(hdev, "ExposureTimeMode", "Standard");
CHECK(errRes);
/* Set the exposure time to 3500 microseconds */
errRes = PylonDeviceSetFloatFeature(hdev, "ExposureTime", 3500.0);
CHECK(errRes);

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

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