Many CMOS sensors are now superior to CCD sensors in terms of image quality. In addition, CMOS sensors offer numerous other advantages such as higher speed, low energy consumption or user-friendly interface.
We therefore recommend the use of CMOS cameras, especially for new machine vision applications, as they guarantee higher availability and a better price-performance ratio.
Reinventing the embedded vision camera: The Allied Vision Alvium series is an innovative embedded camera platform that addresses the limitations associated with current cameras for embedded applications and offers system designers a previously unknown level of freedom.
Measuring only 49.5 x 29 x 29 mm this entry level camera is an excellent price/performance offering from Allied Vision. With CCD, CMOS, CMOS with increased infrared sensitivity and a polarisation sensor, there are plenty of options to suit various applications.