Lucid camera expands viewable area

April 17, 2023
The Helios2 Wide Time-of-Flight (ToF) is easy to use and offers protection against water and dust intrusion.

Helios2 Wide Time-of-Flight (ToF) Suited for tasks that offer a close working distance and a large area of operation, this Lucid camera can be used in pick-and-place and palletizing applications. It integrates Sony’s DepthSense IMX556PLR back-illuminated ToF image sensor paired with a wide-angle lens and four wide-angle 850nm VCSEL laser diodes.  

What’s new? The camera, which is based on Lucid’s original Lucid2.    

Benefits A viewable area that’s four times larger than the original camera. Like the original Helios2, the Helios2 Wide ToF boasts what Lucid calls a “Factory Tough” design that meets IP67 specifications, meaning it’s protected against water and dust intrusion. According to the company, the camera is easy to use and cost-effective, and takes up little space.   

Lucid Vision Labs Inc., Richmond, British Columbia, 833-465-8243,   

Vital Statistics 

Field of view 

108 degrees by 78 degrees 

Depth of resolution 

640 pixels by 480 pixels from about 1 foot up to 27 feet 

Frame rate 

30 frames per second 



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