Application Note

Technical Note: How To Understand Dynamic Range And The Influence On Imaging Applications

Source: PCO-TECH Inc.

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The dynamic or dynamic range of a CCD-camera system is a widely used term to characterize the ability of a camera system to measure or image light/dark differences. In the field of photography, the dynamic range is analogous to the contrast range. However, each manufacturer defines dynamic range differently. A distinction must be made, between the "dynamic range of a CCD image sensor", "dynamic range of an analog-to-digital-conversion" and "usable dynamic range".