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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 …

What are global shutters and rolling shutters in machine vision cameras? How can we use lower cost rolling shutter cameras?

We often are asked the question, “What is the difference between a global and rolling shutter image sensor in machine vision cameras? ”  Although they both take nice pictures, they are very different image sensors with pro’s and con’s of each.  In the end, rolling shutter image sensors cost less, but are not always recommended for …

How to get greater resolution from your color sensor using a low cost 18 MP IDS camera

Bayer Patter - Mono

The AR1820HS Image sensor 18 mega pixel sensor in the IDS Imaging IDS Imaging UI-3590 camera models was launched by the sensor manufacturer ON Semiconductor as a pure color sensor.  Like all color sensors, the Bayer filter means that you get color images with effectively only around a quarter of the nominal sensor resolution, as …

Dalsa line scan polarization camera makes invisible visible!

Teledyne Dalsa has released the first line scan polarization camera for machine vision.  The Piranha4 polarization camera provides the capability of detecting , stress, surface roughness,  birefringence and physical properties undetectable with conventional imaging making the invisible visible! This unique technique uses four polarization channels with a color line scan camera solving various applications, but …