Snapshot hyperspectral triple sensor


The unique snapshot technology is now taking a new shape with the prototype imec Multishot VNIR + RGB – a multi-sensor system that covers the visible to near-infrared range, complemented with a high resolution RGB sensor. With this flexible system that combines different image sensors, users can acquire real-time spectral and RGB data in uncontrollable and dynamic environments.

The Multishot VNIR + RGB comes with three sensors, integrated into a single housing. This allows the users to easily assess the pros and cons of different spectral resolutions and ranges without the need to invest in multiple devices. From assisted surgery, and machine vision to quality inspection, the Multishot supports several use cases and applications.

Users can now discover the aspects of this development kit and utilize it to further build new configurations and camera designs.

image acquisition


spatial resolution (spectral channels)

2048 x 1088

spatial resolution (RGB channel)

2448 x 2048

spectral range (VIS & NIR)

30 bands in 460 – 860 nm

spectral range (RGB)

3 bands

cube acquisition speed

18 fps


  • robotic surgery
  • microscopic surgery
  • oxygen saturation
  • endoscopy
  • environmental monitoring
  • security & surveillance
  • mining & mineralogy
  • forensics
  • sorting & recycling
  • quality inspection
  • food inspection

spatial resolution

2048 x 1088 (spectral channels)
2448 x 2048 (RGB channels)

spectral resolution

30 bands in 460 – 860 nm (VIS & NIR)
3 bands (RGB)

spectral range

RGB & VNIR (460 – 860 nm)

imager type

AMS CMV2000 CMOS (spectral channels)
Sony IMX250 CMOS (RGB)

acquisition speed

18 fps (all sensors enabled)

pixel pitch

5.5 μm (spectral channels)
3.45 μm (RGB)

bit depth

10 bit (spectral channels)
12 bit (RGB)

camera interface

micro USB 3.0 + HW trigger in/out connector

power consumption

8.5 Watt

camera dimensions

(W x H x D): 12 x 12 x 15 cm

camera weight

2.22 kg (without optics)

software accessories

  • HSI Mosaic software for raw image acquisition, data pre-processing, multispectral cube visualization and classification
  • USB 3.0 & power supply cables


Contact our business development team.

Application domains

Medical hyperspectral imaging

As a safe and easy-to-use technology, hyperspectral imaging benefits medical practitioners and researchers. And imec’s cameras and sensors answer the needs of both.

Hyperspectral machine vision cameras

How do you automatically inspect unpredictable processes? Let imec’s real-time hyperspectral cameras keep an eye on your production line

Hyperspectral cameras for forensics or counterfeit detection

See what was meant to remain hidden with a hyperspectral camera that's compact and fast enough to effortlessly scan a whole crime scene or to detect counterfeiting.