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CMOS CAMERAS WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

Standards Always Sound Impressive, But Is There Any Benefit For Me As An sCMOS Camera User?
Standards Always Sound Impressive, But Is There Any Benefit For Me As An sCMOS Camera User? In the case of the standard EMVA1288, a standard for the specification and measurement of machine vision sensors and cameras, there is a significant benefit for an sCMOS camera user. It creates transparency by defining reliable and exact measurement procedures as well as data presentation guidelines and makes the comparison of cameras and image sensors much easier. This white paper explores this standard, its purpose, and its benefits for a...  Continue Reading...
Technology Advances Lead To CMOS Sensor With Record Resolution
Technology Advances Lead To CMOS Sensor With Record Resolution In the past decade, CMOS sensors have emerged as the imaging technology of choice for many applications. Today, they are not only used in almost all cell phones and mobile devices, but are also commonly found in industrial and medical cameras.  Continue Reading...
High Speed Cameras Aid In Spacecraft And Astronaut Safety For NASA
High Speed Cameras Aid In Spacecraft And Astronaut Safety For NASA At a lab in New Mexico, A team is assessing this dangerous “space trash” with the use of ultra-high-speed imaging cameras. They fire fake “space trash” no bigger than a pea at things like oxygen tanks and steel cables. Let’s just say it never ends well (everything gets ripped in half), and the scientists can’t even see the projectiles to track them. That’s where Vision Research Phantom cameras, such as...  Continue Reading...
Advances In CMOS Image Sensors And Associated Processing: Part 2
Advances In CMOS Image Sensors And Associated Processing: Part 2 Part 2 of the series describing advancements in CMOS sensors and processing focuses on a new Super 35 mm CMOS image sensor that is specifically developed to support origination of high dynamic range (HDR) motion imagery.   Continue Reading...
Advances In CMOS Image Sensors And Associated Processing: Part 1
Advances In CMOS Image Sensors And Associated Processing: Part 1 New Canon technology has exploited a large 35 mm Full Frame CMOS image sensor with spatial sampling of 1920 (H) x 1080 (V) to acquire a distinctively large photosite of 19 um x 19 um, which enabled development of an HD camera with unprecedented sensitivity.   Continue Reading...
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CMOS CAMERAS PRODUCTS

120 Megapixel CMOS Sensor: 120MXS 120 Megapixel CMOS Sensor: 120MXS

The 120MXS 120 Megapixel CMOS Sensor has a pixel count equivalent to the approximate number of photoreceptor cells in the human eye. Recording capabilities at approximately 60x the full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 are made possible by parallel signal processing, which reads signals at a high speed from multiple pixels.

19 μm FHD CMOS Sensor: 35MMFHDXSCA 19 μm FHD CMOS Sensor: 35MMFHDXSCA

The 35MMFHDXSCA 19 μm FHD CMOS Sensor features high-sensitivity, and low-noise imaging performance for the capture of full HD video in exceptionally low light environments. The larger pixel size of 19 μm x 19 μm alongside proprietary device design technologies helps to achieve higher sensitivity and an increased well depth. This 35 mm CMOS sensor provides the largest 16:9 imaging area possible when used with Canon EF lenses.

pco.edge 4.2 bi: deep cooled sCMOS camera with up to 95% quantum efficiency pco.edge 4.2 bi: deep cooled sCMOS camera with up to 95% quantum efficiency

The pco.edge 4.2 bi is a back illuminated camera sensor with high resolution and a 6.5 x 6.5 μm² pixel size for high-quality images with quantum efficiency up to 95%. The pco.edge 4.2 bi incorporates a powerful USB 3.1 interface, and a flexible cooling system allowing the use of air or water to cool the sensor down to -25 °C. At this temperature, the dark current is reduced to 0.2 e-/pixel/s. 

pco.panda 4.2 bi: ultra compact sCMOS camera with up to 95% quantum efficiency pco.panda 4.2 bi: ultra compact sCMOS camera with up to 95% quantum efficiency

PCO introduces its latest camera innovation: the pco.panda 4.2bi, a state-of-the-art, back illuminated sCMOS camera providing outstanding quantum efficiency, up to 95%. It is ideal for demanding lighting conditions, even without active cooling, in countless applications in microscopy and life science.

pco.dicam C4: 4 channel intensified sCMOS camera pco.dicam C4: 4 channel intensified sCMOS camera

PCO introduces the new pco.dicam C4 as a fully integrated 4-channel intensified camera system to exploit the full performance inherent to scientific CMOS sensor technology. The pco.dicam C4 distributes the incident light from a single optical input to multiple modules. These modules are capable of detecting very few photons with nanosecond time resolution.

pco.dicam C1: intensified sCMOS camera pco.dicam C1: intensified sCMOS camera

PCO introduces the new pco.dicam C1 and as the first intensified camera systems to exploit the full performance inherent to scientific CMOS sensor technology. The camera features optical coupling of 25 mm high resolution image intensifiers, an excellent high efficiency tandem lens system, and a 16 bit 4 MPix sCMOS sensor.

Compact, Versatile High Performance Camera System: FASTCAM NOVA Compact, Versatile High Performance Camera System: FASTCAM NOVA

Photron introduces the FASTCAM NOVA camera system designed with unique CMOS image sensor technologies and extensive high-speed digital imaging expertise to flexibility in a wide variety of applications. With three different available models, the NOVA delivers 12-bit image recording rates up to 12,800 frames per second (fps) at megapixel image resolution, and shutter speeds to less than 300 ns.

 Scientific CMOS Cameras: pco.edge Scientific CMOS Cameras: pco.edge

PCO's scientific CMOS (sCMOS) cameras feature high-resolution, high quantum efficiency, high frame rates, high dynamic range, and availability with various interface options. They are designed to provide low latency, low jitter,and  real-time signals between a camera and frame grabber. 

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CMOS CAMERAS NEWS

  • LUCID Launches Industry’s Smallest GigE PoE Camera With 3.2 And 5 MP Sony Pregius CMOS
    LUCID Launches Industry’s Smallest GigE PoE Camera With 3.2 And 5 MP Sony Pregius CMOS

    LUCID Vision Labs, Inc., a new designer and manufacturer of unique and innovative industrial vision cameras, recently announced the series production of the first models of its new Phoenix camera family.

  • Thorlabs Releases New sCMOS Cameras
    Thorlabs Releases New sCMOS Cameras

    Thorlabs has announced the release of its new 2.1 Megapixel Quantalux sCMOS Camera based on a high-performance 1e- read-noise imager. Ideal for demanding imaging applications, the monochrome sensor can image the full frame [1920 (H) x 1080 (V)] at 50 fps with 16 Bit resolution and offers a peak quantum efficiency of 61% at 600 nm.

  • New KURO™ Camera From Princeton Instruments Is First In World To Utilize Back-Illuminated Scientific CMOS Sensor Technology
    New KURO™ Camera From Princeton Instruments Is First In World To Utilize Back-Illuminated Scientific CMOS Sensor Technology

    Princeton Instruments recently introduced the KURO, the world’s first scientific CMOS camera system to implement back-illuminated sensor technology. The KURO camera delivers both the fast frame rates and the exceptional sensitivity needed for applications such as hyperspectral imaging, astronomy, cold-atom imaging, quantum imaging, fluorescence spectroscopy, and high-speed spectroscopy, all whilst eliminating the drawbacks commonly associated with front-illuminated scientific CMOS cameras.

  • Adimec Introduces N-5A100/CXP High Speed Camera For Multi-Camera Inspection Equipment

    Adimec recently announced the new NORITE 5 Megapixel compact CoaXPress high-speed area scan camera, the N-5A100/CXP for high speed multi-camera inspection systems. The Norite N-5A100 camera is a 5 megapixel camera with CMOS global shutter technology in a 1” optical format. For developers of multi-camera systems, such as side-view cameras for 3D metrology, the N-5A100 cameras offer reduced system complexity through its simplicity while increasing throughput.

  • Canon Develops Global Shutter-Equipped CMOS Sensor That Achieves Expanded Dynamic Range Through New Drive Method
    Canon Develops Global Shutter-Equipped CMOS Sensor That Achieves Expanded Dynamic Range Through New Drive Method

    Canon Inc. recently announced that it has developed a new CMOS sensor equipped with a global shutter function that enables the capture of distortion-free images even when shooting fast-moving objects. Employing a new signal-readout drive system and new pixel structure that significantly expands the full well capacity and reduces noise, the sensor contributes to high-image-quality video capture by making possible the realization of a wide dynamic range.

  • Photometrics Launches Scientific CMOS Camera With 95 Percent Quantum Efficiency

    Photometrics, a manufacturer of high-performance scientific cameras for life science applications, andGpixel Inc., a company specializing in high-performance CMOS image sensors, recently announced the release of the Photometrics Prime 95B Scientific CMOS camera.

  • New Canon ME20F-SH Cinema Kit Offers Versatility For Filmmaking And Television Production
    New Canon ME20F-SH Cinema Kit Offers Versatility For Filmmaking And Television Production

    Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the ME20F-SH Cinema Kit, which bundles the ME20F-SH Camera with 10 accessories to enhance the user operation and provide significant savings compared to purchasing the accessories separately. The ME20F-SH camera's CMOS sensor has pixels measuring 19 μm square, which is more than 5.5 times the surface area of the pixels on the CMOS sensor featured in select top-of-the-line interchangeable lens cameras.

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CMOS CAMERA VIDEOS

  • Advanced CMOS Modular Video Camera Platform System
    Advanced CMOS Modular Video Camera Platform System

    Forza Silicon's 100+ MP Cam Platform is a CMOS image sensor module camera reference design with 15360 x 8640 resolution, 2.45 μm pixel size, 68 dB dynamic range, and 4 e-read noise. President and cofounder Barmak Mansoorian met with us on the first day of the show to show us some of the camera's features and the images it can capture.

  • MEMS Mirrors, CMOS Cameras, Flow Cells, And More

    Shruti Sharma, inside sales manager with Hamamatsu, walks us through several of their product offerings displayed at Photonics West 2013.

  • Live From Photonics West 2012: Lower-Cost Scientific CMOS Camera Chris Ryan of QImaging talks about their new scientific CMOS camera, the Rolera Bolt, which, according to QImaging, costs less than half that of most scientific CMOS cameras. It features a high-quantum-efficiency 1.3-megapixel sensor (3.63 µm x 3.63 µm pixel size), low read noise (~ 3e-), and high-speed (30 fps full resolution) simultaneous readout.
  • Live From Photonics West 2012: Camera Comparison — Three-Chip CCD Vs. Single-Chip CMOS

    Paul Dempster of Toshiba’s Imaging Systems Division demonstrates the sensitivity and color accuracy advantages of the company’s three-chip high-definition video technology by comparing the performance of Toshiba’s new IK-HD1 three-chip CCD camera with its IK-HR1 single-chip CMOS camera.

  • Live From Photonics West 2012: Scientific CMOS Camera Built On Gen II sCMOS Detector

    In this video, Jessica Uralil of Hamamatsu Corporation highlights several new technologies, including the ORCA-Flash4.0 scientific CMOS camera. Built on a new Gen II sCMOS detector, this camera is ideal for applications such as single molecule imaging, super resolution microscopy, and high-speed calcium ion imaging.

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