A camera inherits a lot of its characteristics from the sensor that is being used. This is a collection of our blogs that discuss the sensor technology and characteristics.

Comparing Camera Performance, Part 1 Sensitivity

With this blog, we will continue a short series on comparing camera performance.  Some of this can be done by comparing manufacturer provided specification sheets.  Usually after you have narrowed down your selection, you want to evaluate the cameras for yourself and perform some measurements to allow for a quantified comparison.  This can be a…

CCD vs. CMOS Image Sensors in Defense Cameras

CMOS sensor based defense cameras are gaining ground, but for long-term, reliable, high image quality applications, CCDs will continue to be the preferred option for a while. On February 8th, we discussed the CCD vs. CMOS sensors in machine vision cameras.  We discussed that CMOS image sensors have shown significant improvements in quality and are quickly approaching that…

CCD vs. CMOS Image Sensors in Machine Vision Cameras

CCD vs. CMOS Image sensors:  The lines are blurring  In machine vision there is an on-going evolution happening in the type of image sensor best-suited for various applications, with two camps firmly established: CCD and CMOS.  There is a lot of talk of the increased market share for CMOS sensors, and here we provide some technical analysis of why this…