There is NO such thing as a “Megapixel” machine vision lens!.. Say what??

Lenses

There has been a lot written about the ratings of machine vision lenses.  1stVision had created white papers that describe this in detail. However, the lens industry continues to use the marketing term, Megapixel Machine Vision Lens. Let’s get this out of the way right now.  There is NO such thing as a Megapixel Machine …

How much resolution do I lose using a color industrial camera in a mono mode? Is it really 4X?

Many clients call us about doing measurements on grey scale data, but want to use a color machine vision industrial camera because they want the operator or client to see a more ‘realistic’ picture.  For instance, if you are looking at PCBs, need to read characters with good precision, but also see the colors on …

How do I sort through all the new industrial camera image sensors to make a decision? Download the sensor cheat sheet!

industrial camera decision

The latest CMOS image sensor technology from Sony and ON-SEMI have continued to expand the industrial camera market.  Sony has now reached its 3rd Generation Pregius sensors in addition to adding the low light performer, Starvis sensor.  ON-SEMI has also continued with higher resolutions and has the next generation in the works.   Given all …