With the new XS, IDS is launching a generation of cameras that combines the convenient operation of a standard consumer camera, along with the versatility of a robust industrial camera: Numerous automatic functions, normally only found in digital cameras for the consumer market, deliver exceptional user friendliness and also produce an excellent image quality even under difficult lighting and ambient conditions. Weighing in at just 12 grams and around 23 x 26.5 x 21.5 mm in size, the camera can be integrated easily into any system. Its magnesium housing makes it totally robust. The camera is connected using USB 2.0 and a mini-B socket, and the power supply is provided by the bus cable. The 5 megapixel Aptina CMOS sensor with a pixel size of 1.4 µm delivers exceptionally detailed true color images, with a choice of seven fixed image formats: 5 MP, 3 MP, Full HD, UXGA (1600x1200), 1.2 MP, 720p, VGA. The frame rate is freely adjustable (e.g. for long exposures), and at full resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels 15 frames per second can be captured in JPEG mode. Binning can be used to achieve frame rates as high as 30 fps.