CCD vs CMOS industrial cameras – Learn how CMOS image sensors excel over CCD!

CMOS Image sensors used in machine vision industrial cameras are now the image sensor of choice!  But why is this? Allied Vision conducted a nice comparison between CCD and CMOS cameras showing the advantages in the latest Manta cameras. Until recently, CCD was generally recommended for better image quality with the following properties: High pixel …

Allied Vision Manta G-040 & G-158 provide great replacements to legacy CCD cameras

Allied Vision is expanding  its line of Manta machine vision cameras, releasing the Manta G-158 and Manta G-040 GigE Vision cameras.  Featuring the second generation Pregius CMOS image sensors from Sony.  These are great replacements for Legacy Sony ICX424 and Sony ICX445 image sensors found in the Manta G-032 and Manta G-125 cameras. The G-158 …

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 …