CCD vs. CMOS – Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) in NIR

We have been reevaluating the strengths and weaknesses of CCD and CMOS looking at the latest generation industrial image sensors and subsequent cameras. We have compared sensitivity, read noise, and blooming and smear performance. Now let’s consider the Modulation Transfer Function or MTF… The MTF of optics, say a lens, is the reduction in modulation…

CCD versus CMOS: blooming and smear performance

For many years CCD image sensors and cameras have offered advantages in image quality such as greater dynamic range, better noise performance, and better uniformity. For this reason, CCD cameras were still used in many of the most demanding machine vision systems needing the highest accuracy or in global security systems where sensitivity in low…