Digital Cameras / CC5MPXWD
CC5MPXWD Digital Camera with Window Defroster
Rugged, High-Resolution
Heated, weatherproof enclosure for harsh, remote locations
weather applications supported water applications supported energy applications supported gas flux & turbulence applications supported infrastructure applications supported soil applications supported


The CC5MPXWD is similar to the CC5MPX, except it includes an internal defroster that prevents and removes light frost and icing from the camera's window. This high-resolution digital camera produces JPG images with a resolution of up to 5 megapixels, and shoots videos with a resolution of up to 720P. It has an integrated environmentally sealed enclosure that protects the camera from moisture and high humidity. An SD memory card for image storage is available as an option.

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Benefits and Features

  • Compatible with PakBus dataloggers
  • Can be controlled by internal timer or by external controls: motion detector, web page, datalogger
  • Designed to work in harsh environments, this camera operates at temperatures as low as -40°C and as high as 60°C



Operating Power 9 to 16 Vdc
Operating at voltages greater than 16 Vdc can damage the camera.
Photo or Video Capture Triggers Two independent self timers, external trigger, motion detection, web page control


Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.


Compatible Note
21X (retired)
CR10 (retired)
CR10X (retired) The CR10X must be the -2M version and must use the PakBus operating system.
CR200X (retired)
CR206X (retired)
CR23X (retired) The CR23X must be the -2M version and must use the PakBus operating system.
CR295X (retired)
CR500 (retired)
CR5000 (retired)
CR510 (retired) The CR510 must be the -2M version and must use the PakBus operating system.
CR9000 (retired)

Additional Compatibility Information


The L18549 Camera Mounting Kit is used to mount the CC5MPXWD camera to a CM202, CM204, or CM206 crossarm. The crossarm then attaches to a tripod, tower, or user-supplied pole (1.0-in. to 2.1-in. outer diameter). The bracket’s design facilitates the aiming of the camera.

Datalogger Considerations

The CC5MPXWD is compatible with any PakBus datalogger that has 2 MB or greater of on-board memory. The datalogger must have a current operating system.

Compatible Contemporary Dataloggers

CR200(X) Series CR800/CR850 CR1000 CR3000 CR5000 CR7X CR9000X

Compatible Retired Dataloggers

CR500 CR510 CR10 CR10X 21X CR23X CR9000
* * *

*The CR510, CR10X, and CR23X must be the -2M version and must use the PakBus operating system.


The CC5MPXPWRCBL2-L Power and I/O Cable connects the camera to:

  • Power supply
  • COM port of a CR800, CR850, CR1000, or CR3000 datalogger
  • MD485 Multidrop Modem (for connecting more than one camera to a datalogger or if long cable lengths are required)
  • PC (for configuring camera via the Device Configuration utility; also requires the DB9M-TERM interface that is shipped with the camera)

An Ethernet cable is required to configure the camera. Typically, the RJ45ENVCBL-L Environmental Cable is used. The Ethernet cable connects the camera to a network router, cellular modem, or laptop. With this connection, the user can access a web interface that:

  • Allows adjustment of camera targeting/focusing
  • Supports camera configuration
  • Displays camera information, system status, date and time


CC5MPX OS v.1.25 (13.8 MB) 23-06-2017

Current CC5MPX Camera Operating System.

Note: Once the update is downloaded, unzip the "CC5MPX_FW_1_25.gz" file. Save file to the desired location. Do not uncompress the "CC5MPX_FW_1_25.gz" file. Send the file 'as is' to the camera.

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CC5MPX PIC OS v.2.0 (18 Kb) 18-11-2014

Current firmware for the CC5MPX Peripheral Interface Controller (PIC)

Note: In order for the CC5MPX to accept the PIC firmware the CC5MPX OS 1.23 or higher must be running in the camera. Retrieve the CC5MPX_PIC_UPDATE_V2_JUNE_17_2014.hex.gz firmware from the .zip file. Do not extract the firmware update file "CC5MPX_PIC_UPDATE_V2_JUNE_17_2014.hex.gz". This compressed file must be sent to the CC5MPX as a “.gz” file.  Details related to updating firmware can be found in the CC5MPX manual.

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FAQs for

Number of FAQs related to CC5MPXWD: 14

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  1. The idle timeout on the FTP server is set for 15 minutes. If the server doesn’t see any communication from the client within 15 minutes, it will close the connection.
  2. The CC5MPXCBL2-L is an environmentally sealed Ethernet (RJ45) cable that provides access to the network functionalities of the CC5MPX family of cameras. This cable is used with a camera to do the following: send emails, transfer images via FTP (accessing either a web server or an optional internal SD memory card), synchronize with a network time server, or gain access to the camera’s configuration web page. The CC5MPXCBL2-L can also be used to connect the CC5MPX directly to an Ethernet port, such as a cellular modem or wireless router. In addition, Campbell Scientific recommends using this cable if the CC5MPX is mounted on a tall tower or in a location that is not easily accessible.

    Note: The camera’s internally served configuration web page is the only way to view the real-time streaming video that is used to manually zoom and focus the camera.

  3. This is done by sending images via PakBus to a Campbell Scientific data logger with a cellular modem telemetry option. The cable that is used is the CC5MPXCBL1-L Power and I/O Cable, which provides power from the data logger, as well as an RS-232 or RS-485 connection.

  4. This may be possible. Contact Campbell Scientific for assistance with this.

  5. The CC5MPX uses a standard C-Type mount lens. If a lens fits within the lens tube barrel, or if the camera will be used in an environment where the front lens tube barrel is unnecessary, other lenses, such as a zoom or fisheye may be used.

    Note: Use of an alternate lens may void the product warranty.

  6. This depends. Typically, most camera applications require an environmentally sealed cable, such as the CC5MPXCBL2-L, rather than a generic Ethernet cable. However, for indoor or temporary applications where the cable will not be exposed to weather elements, use a standard 10Base-T CAT5e Ethernet cable, such as pn 28900.

  7. No. A data logger is not necessary if the CC5MPX will be used in a stand-alone mode. In essence, a camera that is used without a data logger is an IP web camera. The camera does, however, need access to a 9 to 30 Vdc power supply.

  8. Although the CC5MPX’s enclosure is weather resistant, it is not designed for underwater use. However, if a watertight enclosure is rated suitable for saltwater environments, and there is physical space for the CC5MPX within the enclosure, then the camera will function as designed.

    Note: Campbell Scientific does not offer any watertight enclosures rated suitable for saltwater environments.

  9. PoE, or Power over Ethernet, is commonly used as a way to power devices and equipment using the unused conductors in a standard Ethernet cable. To accomplish this, there must be a sending device, or power source equipment, as well as a powered device.

    The CC5MPX family of cameras does not work with PoE. For the family of CC5MPX cameras to be powered, a separate accessory, the CC5MPXCBL1-L cable, must be used to provide both power and RS-232/RS-485 communications.

  10. Although the CC5MPX can’t stream live video directly into RTMC, it can transfer images via FTP to a webserver that RTMC has access to. Depending on the update frequency, the images can be updated at near real-time, as long as the CC5MPX and the webserver are configured to allow this.

    Embedding a live stream from the CC5MPX into an existing web page can be done using the Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP). Contact Campbell Scientific for details.