Machine vision: Powerful core technology

Cognex In-Sight 8000

Ultra-compact 5MP self-contained vision system 

In-Sight 8000 ultra-compact, standalone vision systems deliver industry-leading vision tool performance at PC speeds, all in the form factor of a typical GigE Vision camera. In-Sight 8000 series compresses an entire standalone vision system into an amazingly small package. Its compact size, measuring just 31 x 31 x 64 mm, together with Power over Ethernet (PoE) to minimise cabling, makes this system ideal for integrating into tight spaces on robots and hard-to-reach machinery anywhere on the production line. From high acquisition speed to high resolution 5MP images, the In-Sight 8000 delivers the resolution, speed, and small form factor needed for your application.

Smallest vision systems

In-Sight 8000 compresses an entire self-contained vision system into an amazingly small package about the size of a traditional image-capture-only camera. All In-Sight 8000 models can be mounted at angles of up to 45-degrees using the In-Sight non-linear calibration tool. These vision systems are ideal for integrating into tight spaces on robots and hard-to-reach machinery anywhere on the production line.

The In-Sight 8000 models deliver high-performance vision tools, faster communication speeds, and high resolution in a small package that is ideal for integrating into small spaces where machine space is a premium.

A pattern matching breakthrough

RedLine was designed with one goal in mind: blazing fast pattern matching on all In-Sight 8000 series vision systems. In typical applications, PatMax RedLine runs 4 to 7 times faster than PatMax – or faster! – with no loss of search accuracy or robustness. Together with PatMax RedLine, the In-Sight 8000 series can reduce cycle times and increase throughput without compromising inspection accuracy.

Unmatched performance and reliability

Every In-Sight 8000 vision system model delivers best-in-class performance. Most models are equipped with a full library of proven Cognex vision tools through the easy to use In-Sight Explorer software. These include Pattern Matching (PatMax Redline, PatMax, and PatFind),  Filtering (Grayscale and Color), Color tools (Color ID, True Color Extraction, Color Histogram), Inspect Defects (Surface Flaw, Flex Flaw, Inspect Edge), and ID (1D/2D, OCR).

Easy to deploy and maintain

In-Sight 8000 series vision systems are conveniently setup with the In-Sight Explorer software. In-Sight Explorer combines the guided step by step setup of EasyBuilder with the additional power and flexibility of the spreadsheet for greater control and customizing of application data. Also included is the new scripting function which uses standard JavaScript to simplify data-intensive tasks like geometric analysis of hundreds of points, parsing and comparison of text or ID code results, or complex final result logic.


  • Sensor: global shutter and rolling shutter CMOS
  • Lens mount: C-mount
  • Colour: monochrome and colour models available
  • Connections: M12 Ethernet or RJ45, M8: I/O
  • Software: all In-Sight 8000 models have full vision tool suite with PatMax. Optional PatMax RedLine tool.