Smart cameras are stand-alone camera systems that contain an image sensor, integrated processor, and communication interface. They can be programmed for machine vision, security, and other imaging applications.
Photographic films are plastic sheets used to capture images by exposing the layers of plastic to light for specific periods of time, depending on the quality. They consist of sheets of plastic coated with an emulsion that forms a latent image when exposed to light.
CCD (couple-charged device) cameras are a type of image capture device that utilize an image sensor to register visible light as a recordable electronic signal to visually archive captured stills and video. Of the three types of digital cameras (the others being CMOS and CID), CCD cameras are the most developed and commonly used.
Complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) cameras use image sensors that operate at lower voltages than charged coupled devices (CCDs), reducing power consumption for portable applications. Each CMOS active pixel sensor cell has its own buffer amplifier, and can be addressed and read individually.
Machine vision systems are used for automated inspection and measurement in production environments. They are an integrated camera, image capture, processing, storage, analysis and control system for automated inspection and measurement...