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 …

What is a lens optical format? Can I use any machine vision camera with any format? NOT!

Image lens format

Common lens questions we are often asked are,  “What is a lens’s optical format (or size; we will use the two interchangeably) and how does it relate to specific image sensor sizes in industrial cameras?   Along with, “Can any size machine vision camera be used on any lens format or do they need to …

Learn how liquid lenses keep continuous focus on machine vision cameras when the working distance changes.

Optotune focus tunable lenses

Optotune lenses solve a machine vision industry problem!  Machine Vision applications requiring the inspection of objects at various heights can become a challenge as normal lens have limited depth of field.  Objects outside of the depth of field become out of focus, limiting the vision application.  Historically, a lens with motorized focus adjustment would be …