Depth camera SR305

Intel RealSense Depth Camera SR305

Up close and personal.

A new update to our classic coded light depth family, optimized to get your feet wet with Intel® RealSense™ depth technologies at low cost. The Intel RealSense Depth Camera SR305 has a streamlined form factor, uses the open source Intel RealSense SDK 2.0 and is being offered to developers at an amazing introductory price to open them up to the exciting possibilities of depth.

Versatile prototyping

Versatile prototypes

As a low cost plug and play peripheral, the camera can provide 640x480 depth resolution at 60 frames per second.

Optimal for short range depth applications

Short range

Quality depth imaging at the optimal distance of one meter from the camera.

Simple to use depth camera

Simple to use

Designed to work with the Intel RealSense SDK 2.0, any code written for this camera also works on other Intel RealSense devices.

Short Range Depth

What is coded light

What is Coded Light?

Coded light projects a known pattern onto a scene and evaluates how this pattern deforms on surfaces in 3D. By analyzing this deformation, the Intel RealSense vision processor inside the camera can calculate the depth and surface information of the scene. The SR305 uses multiple different coded light patterns that change over time to increase the accuracy of the depth image. The camera also features a 2MP RGB sensor to allow for fully textured and colored depth points.

Perfect for beginners to depth

For developers who are new to Intel RealSense products, this camera offers the perfect low-risk place to start getting your feet wet. As a low cost plug and play peripheral, the camera can provide 640x480 depth resolution at 60 frames per second. Even better, since the camera uses our Intel RealSense SDK 2.0, any applications you build will work with any other Intel RealSense depth camera. Our SDK 2.0 is designed for all Intel RealSense products, so all of your hard work will remain supported by any of our products, including future generations of cameras.

Depth camera SR305 is perfect for beginners
Short range optimized depth camera SR305

Short on range, long on uses

The Intel RealSense SR305 is a shorter range depth camera, optimized for best depth at 0.2-1.5m. As with other structured and coded light depth cameras, it functions best indoors or in a controlled lighting situation. It can also function well at lower light levels down to 0 Lux, since infrared light is being projected onto the scene from the camera. Applications for the SR305 include: face analytics and tracking, scanning and mapping, scene segmentation, hand and finger tracking and augmented reality.

Part of the family

With many different depth and tracking products joining the Intel RealSense family, Intel recognized that our customers would always want to be able to easily upgrade from one generation or product line to the next. The Intel RealSense SDK 2.0 is designed to allow seamless transitions, no matter which device you start working with, or which device is perfect for your project – today, or tomorrow.

SR305 part of Intel RealSense family

Coded Light demo

This video explains coded light technology and how it works.

Coded Light demo

This video explains coded light technology and how it works.

Tech Specs

FeaturesUse Environment:

Image Sensor Technology:
Rolling Shutter
Maximum Ranges:
Up to 1.5m. Accuracy varies depending on calibration, scene, and lighting condition.
DepthDepth Technology:
Coded Light

Depth Field of View (FOV):
69°±3° × 54°±2°
Minimum Depth Distance (Min-Z):
0.2 m

Depth Output Resolution & Frame Rate:
Up to 640 × 480 at 60 fps.
RGBRGB Sensor Resolution:
Up to 1920 × 1080

RGB Frame Rate:
Up to 60 fps
RGB Sensor FOV (H × V):
68° × 41.5° (±2°)
Major ComponentsCamera Module:
Intel RealSense Depth Module SR300
PhysicalForm Factor:
Camera Peripheral

Length × Height × Depth:
139 mm × 26.13 mm × 12** mm
** 20.80 mm with the mounting bracket
USB* 3.1 Gen 1* Micro B

Mounting Mechanism:
– Two M3x0.5 mounting points.
– Additional mounting bracket with one 1/4‑20 UNC thread mounting point.
– Tripod.

What's in the box


Mini tripod

USB Cable

USB A-Male to Micro B cable, 1 meter.

Depth Camera SR305

Intel RealSense Depth Camera SR305

Mounting bracket

Additional mounting bracket with one 1/4‑20 UNC thread mounting point to use with tripod. 2 machine screws.

Box with an insert

Box with quick setup instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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