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CC5MPX Digital Camera
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The CC5MPX is a high-resolution digital network camera with video capabilities. It requires little power, making it ideal for battery-powered installations. The camera can produce images of up to 5 megapixels, and has a rugged environmental case that allows it to be used outside in extremes of temperature. It is compatible with Campbell Scientific dataloggers. An SD memory card for image storage is available as an option.

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Beneficios y características

  • High-quality; designed for outdoor observation in remote locations
  • Low power consumption
  • Operates with AC power or solar power battery if AC is unavailable
  • Can be controlled by internal timer or by external controls: motion detector, web page, data logger
  • Various communications options available; can publish images and video directly to the web or send images to your desktop
  • Designed to work in harsh environments, this camera operates at temperatures as low as -40°C and as high as 60°C
  • Type 3 anodization for improved performance in corrosive environments


Descripción técnica

The CC5MPX is Campbell Scientific’s first high resolution digital network camera with video capabilities. It produces JPG images with a resolution of up to 5 megapixels, and shoots videos with a resolution of up to 720P. The CC5MPX can function as a stand-alone camera or can be connected to a Campbell Scientific datalogger or another PakBus device. Several power conserving modes allow the CC5MPX to be used in remote, battery-powered installations.

Designed to work in harsh environments, the CC5MPX operates at temperatures as low as -40°C and as high as 60°C. It has an integrated environmentally sealed enclosure that protects the camera from moisture and high-humidity. The integrated enclosure also eliminates the time required to install the camera in a separate enclosure.

The CC5MPX has several options for image acquisition and storage. You can take still images or videos based on an internal timer, motion detection, or a trigger from an external PakBus device (such as a datalogger). The images or videos can then be stored on an SD card, saved in a datalogger’s memory, sent to a PC via email, or transmitted to an FTP server.


Operating Power 9 to 30 Vdc
Operating Temperature Range -40° to +60°C
Clock Accuracy ±2 minutes per year (-40° to +60°C)
Photo or Video Capture Triggers Two independent self timers, external trigger, motion detection, web page control
Programmable Still Image Resolutions
  • 2592 x 1944 (JPEG)
  • 1280 x 960 (JPEG)
  • 1280 x 720 (JPEG)
  • 640 x 480 (JPEG)
  • 640 x 352 (JPEG)
  • 320 x 240 (JPEG)
  • 320 x 176 (JPEG)
Video Capable of up to 720P for the following:
  • 1280 x 720 (MPEG4)
  • 640 x 480 (MJPEG)
  • 320 x 240 (MPEG4)
Video Frame Rate Options 30, 15, and 7.5 FPS (Frames Per Second)
Communication Interfaces RS-232 port, RS-485 port, Ethernet 10/100
Communications Protocols PakBus, FTP, email, web page interface via web browser
Maximum Baud Rate 115.2 kbps (for RS-232 and RS-485 only)
Window Defroster No
Wi-Fi Capable No
Low-Light Capability Not designed for low-light conditions.
NDVI Capability No
Diameter 9.3 cm (3.7 in.)
Length 22 cm (8.7 in.)
Weight 1.06 kg (2.34 lb)

Communication Switched Power Output

Maximum Output Current 750 mA

Current Drain

Maximum 250 mA (at 12 Vdc)
Quiescent ≤ 1 mA (off power mode)


Mount C-type
IRIS DC compatible
Standard Lens 4 to 12 mm, 27° to 80° FOV

External Input Signal

Logic Low Level 0.65 Vdc (-20 Vdc absolute minimum)
Logic High Level > 2.0 Vdc (+20 Vdc absolute maximum)
Minimum Pulse Width 10 ms

Memory Card Interface

Type Secure Digital (SD)
File System FAT32
File Type JPEG (image), AVI (video)
Size 16 GB or less

Photo Capture Time

-NOTE- Time is from wake-up to start of capture.
Fully On < 1 s (5 MP images take longer.)
Partially On 10 s
Deep Sleep 15 s
Off State 90 s


Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.


Product Compatible Note
21X (retired)
CR10 (retired)
CR1000 (retired)
CR10X (retired) The CR10X must be the -2M version and must use the PakBus operating system.
CR200X (retired)
CR206X (retired)
CR211X (retired)
CR216X (retired)
CR23X (retired) The CR23X must be the -2M version and must use the PakBus operating system.
CR295X (retired)
CR300 Limited to RS-232 Port with Null Modem, NO USR Drive Capability.
CR500 (retired)
CR5000 (retired)
CR510 (retired) The CR50 must be the -2M version and must use the PakBus operating system.
CR9000 (retired)
CR9000X (retired)

Additional Compatibility Information


The 18549 Camera Mounting Kit is used to mount the CC5MPX camera to a CM202, CM204, or CM206 crossarm. The crossarm then attaches to a tripod, tower, or user-supplied pole (1.0-in. to 2.1-in. outer diameter). The bracket’s design facilitates the aiming of the camera.

Data Logger Considerations

The CC5MPX camera is compatible with any PakBus data logger that has 2 MB or greater of on-board memory. The data logger must have a current operating system.


The CC5MPXCBL1 Power and I/O Cable connects the camera to:

  • Power supply
  • COM port of a CR800, CR850, CR1000, or CR3000 datalogger
  • MD485 Multidrop Modem (for connecting more than one camera to a data logger or if long cable lengths are required)
  • PC (for configuring camera via the Device Configuration utility; also requires the DB9M-TERM interface that is shipped with the camera)

An Ethernet cable is required to configure the camera. Typically, the CC5MPXCBL2 Environmental Cable is used. The Ethernet cable connects the camera to a network router, cellular modem, or laptop. With this connection, the user can access a web interface that:

  • Allows adjustment of camera targeting/focusing
  • Supports camera configuration
  • Displays camera information, system status, date and time


CC5MPX OS v.1.25.1 (13.8 MB) 24-06-2019

Current CC5MPX Camera Operating System.

Note: Do not extract the firmware update file “CC5MPX_FW_1_25_1.tar.gz”.This compressed file gets sent to the CC5MPX as is.

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