Considerations in selecting a lens for a large format camera sensor

For most cameras in the automated imaging marketplace, the sensor sizes are 1” and less. (1″  sensors have 16mm image circle/diameters) Note the size in inches and the image circle size in millimeters do NOT match!  1” does not convert to 16mm!.  But that is a topic for another blog post!) Industrial cameras with C/CS …

10 key things you need to know when selecting a machine vision lens

Improper selection of the correct quality and type of machine vision lens can make your camera selection useless!   In many cases, we see customers attempting to choose a low quality lens for a camera that really needs quality optics to resolve the pixel sizes. Conversely, we also see customers trying to over specify a lens, where …

What are the attributes to consider when selecting a camera and its performance?

We first need to start with some of the basic attributes of the camera such resolution, frame rate, color vs monochrome and interface.  From there, depending on the application, we may look at more advanced attributes such as dynamic range, sensitivity, dark noise and signal to noise ratios.   The basic attributes are easy to understand, …

White Paper – Learn about High Dynamic Range (HDR) Imaging techniques for Machine Vision

What is High Dynamic Range (HDR) Imaging for machine vision?   First we need to understand what is dynamic range in an image!  Dynamic range is a term used to describe the difference between the brightest part of a scene and the darkest part of a scene at a given moment in time – essentially …