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


Detailed Description

The CC5MPXWD can function as a stand-alone camera or can be connected to a Campbell Scientific datalogger or another PakBus® device. It has several options for image acquisition and storage. You can take still images or videos based on an internal timer, motion detection, or a trigger from an external PakBus device (such as a datalogger). The images or videos can then be stored on an SD card, saved in a datalogger’s memory, sent to a PC via email, or transmitted to an FTP server.

The CC5MPXWD's defroster consists of an aluminum ring with a resistive type heating element. Springs are used to press the defroster against the camera's window.

The defroster turns on when the its internal temperature is below a specified value and not in the low powered state. You can also specify the number of minutes before a self-timed schedule that the defroster will turn on.

With extreme icing or riming conditions and low temperatures, the window defroster may not be able to clear the window due to the power constraints of the defroster.


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
CR200X (retired)
CR206X (retired)
CR295X (retired)
CR5000 (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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