Sensors and instruments for capturing images for evaluation and analysis, including images in the visible, infrared, and ultraviolet wavelengths.
Board cameras, a.k.a. PCB cameras, are video cameras with image sensors mounted directly onto circuit boards. These devices are favored for their flexibility and comprehensiveness with a small footprint. These cameras are prominent in mobile devices and CCTV security systems.
Camera filters provide a range of optical filtering effects in scientific, research, and industrial applications.
Camera lenses and video lenses attach to video cameras for use in machine vision, quality monitoring, security, and remote monitoring for industrial and commercial operations. This search form does not cover consumer video camera lenses.
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.
Charged coupled device (CCD) image sensors are electronic devices that are capable of transforming a light pattern (image) into an electric charge pattern (an electronic image).
CID (charge injection devices) cameras are a type of video camera employing image sensors that retain registered visible light until the sensor's pixels are ground, or ‘injected', into a substrate. This makes them functionally different than other more common digital cameras. CID cameras mainly find service in industrial and scientific applications.
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.
Complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors operate at lower voltages than CCDs, reducing power consumption for portable applications. Analog and digital processing functions can be integrated readily onto the CMOS chip, reducing system package size and overall cost.
Digital video recorders record and store video camera output in digital form on disk.
Filter wheels hold and position multiple filters for various imaging applications such as machine vision and spectrophotometry.
Focal plane arrays (FPA) are detectors consisting of a linear or two-dimensional matrix of individual detector elements, typically used at the focus of an imaging system.
Frame grabbers are image processing computer boards that capture and store image data for industrial applications such as quality control.
High speed cameras are video cameras manufactured with an emphasis on extreme frame rates. This allows for the slow-motion analysis of fleeting details and motion that would not be observable with a standard video camera. These cameras find their most meaningful use in scientific and industrial settings.
Image processors includes the hardware and/or software that translates data into dots or pixels in a printer or image setter.
Imaging plates, imaging films and imaging chemicals include offset printer plates, photographic or image setter film, developers, fixers and other supplies for printing, graphics, radiographic and IR imaging.
Imaging workstations are vision systems used for metrology or image analysis in laboratory and cleanroom settings.
Low light cameras are a type of video camera with extreme photon sensitivity, and are excellent for recording in situations where only ambient levels of light are available. Common deployments include overnight surveillance and remote machine monitoring.
Machine vision systems are used for automated inspection and measurement in production environments.
Scientific imagers are high resolution systems used to capture moving or still images.
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.
Thermal imagers detect heat patterns in the infrared wavelength (1 micron to 100 micron) spectrum.
UV cameras are video cameras that record images in ultraviolet radiation by the use of a UV-pass filter, a quartz lens, a CCD image sensor, and specialty illumination techniques.
Video cameras record live-action scenes that are available for viewing via a stored or transmitted video feed. This allows the user to create a permanent and detailed chronicle of events. Video cameras record dozens of pictures (or frames) a second that when viewed in succession, clearly distinguish the translation of an object or person over time.
Video monitors display video images from cameras and recorders, often using cathode ray tube (CRT) technology.
Vision sensors are industrial products that automate decisions and processes by the use of video cameras linked to application-specific software on a user interface. These are also known as machine vision systems, and are useful for measurement, pass/fail decisions, and inspection.