Devices that record images including charge coupled devices (CCD) and CMOS image sensors.
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).
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.
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.
Image intensifiers are devices used in low light cameras to enhance image capturing capabilities when only ambient light sources are available. This is done mainly by proportionately increasing the number of electrons during the photon to electron conversion. Image intensifiers are commonly used to assist in the visual imaging of X-rays, gamma rays and infrared light.