Grade 1 image sensors provide a performance gain over Grade 2 image sensors! Learn how this effects your cameras quality.

  When image fidelity is of high importance, seeking out cameras with a better “Grade” image sensor is required. BUT.. What does this mean?   What defines the “Grade” of an image sensor? ON-Semiconductors (Formerly Kodak) is one of the few sensor manufacturers that provide options in sensor grades.  Camera manufacturers can typically select a …

Image Sensor Chaos – Sony Pregius vs ON-Semi Python – What is best for my camera application?

  Which image sensor and camera is best for my application? This is total Chaos with so many new sensors! The image sensor market has rapidly changed in the past year, and has become very chaotic in determining the best image sensor and camera for an application.   Sony and ON-Semiconductor have both launched a family …

All I want for Christmas are new camera models!

Camera manufacturers have been extremely busy leading up to the end of year.  With the introduction of new Sony Pregius and ON-Semiconductor image sensors, the product releases have been abundant!  1st Vision has recapped some of the latest releases you may have missed from Dalsa, Allied Vision, IDS Imaging and JAI.  These exciting releases provide us with …

Low Cost imaging solutions starting @ $120 address remote focus and zoom up to 5MP

Industrial imaging applications ranging from medical and process monitoring to security and kiosks need cameras with highly functional lens control. Solutions need to be easily integrated and have the ability to remotely control the camera focus, zoom and light exposure. Depending upon the application, there are several solutions which are highlighted in this blog to …