Previous Models

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Because this wiki is relatively new compared to Elphel Inc. company lifetime not every past developed camera has the proper wiki coverage.

To get a better overview of the release dates check out the camera timeline.

This list should cover the most important facts about the previous camera models.

Elphel 353 [available]

Elphel 333 [discontinued]

This model was released in 2004 and marked the beginning of the cinema camera development.


  • 3.2Mpix (2048x1536) 10-bit CMOS image sensors
  • 12 fps at 2048x1536 resolution
  • MJPEG and Ogg Theora unicast/multicast streaming
  • Auto-Exposure and White Balance
  • 100MHz 32-bit Axis ETRAX100LX CPU
  • 64 MB SDRAM (32MB system +32MB Video)
  • 16 MB flash memory
  • Xilinx Spartan®3 1000K gate reconfigurable FPGA (8-10 billions of arithmetic operations per second)
  • dimensions: 1.75"x1.75"x4.75" weighs 210 grams or 7.4 oz (without the lens)

Elphel 323 [discontinued]

This camera is actually not a discontinued model. It was initially released in summer 2003 as high speed / high resolution document scanning camera.

  • 35-mm format Kodak KAI-11002 CCD image sensor
  • 11 Mpix resoluion (4008x2672)
  • max. 2 fps
  • Weight: 1.04 kg (w/o lens)
  • Dimensions 102mm x 114mm x 117mm (w/o lens)
  • Power: 48V DC, 12 W

Elphel 313 [discontinued]

The second elphel camera released with inital 1.3 MPix CMOS in fall 2002.


  • 1280x1024, 1600x1200 and 2048x1536 10-bit 1/2" or 2/3" CMOS image sensors
  • 15 fps at 1280x1024 resolution
  • 300K gates FPGA
  • 32 MB SDRAM
  • 8 MB Flash Memory
  • optional gated image intensifier
  • baseprice was 700$ plus 240$ for the different sensor front ends (special fiberoptic taper front ends were also avaiable for around 500-1500$)

Elphel 303 [discontinued]

This was the first ever open source camera, that newly formed Elphel Inc. released in summer 2001.

It already featured the ETRAX 100LX CPU which is still in use - though with more hardware resources - in recent products and a Quicklogic anti-fuse (single time programmable) FPGA.


  • 1288x1032 10-bit CMOS image sensor