Camera Selection Advice

Camera Selection Advice

The table on this page explains the differences between the main camera types.

 

Camera Series

Interface

Characteristics

(all PC connectable cameras supplied with software including developer's kits)

SCCCD

USB2.0

Semiconductor cooled CCD camera with Sony Super HAD/ExView CCD sensor. Micro-heat pipes are used to achieve high performance heat disappation. Up to 20 degrees C temperature drop ensures high quality video or image with lower noise.

Most commonly used in low light imaging such as fluorescence microscope, endoscopy, poorly illuminated machine vision, darkfield microscopy and phase contrast microscopy

UHCCD

USB2.0

High Speed CCD camera with Sony Super HAD CCD sensor.

Suitable for most applications not requiring extremely low light sensitivity.

EXCCD

USB2.0

High Speed CCD camera with Sony ExView HAD CCD sensor.  Gives high sensitivity and high speed output.

Most commonly used in brightfield and also competent in most low light imaging such as fluorescence microscope, endoscopy, poorly illuminated machine vision, darkfield microscopy and phase contrast microscopy

L3CMOS

USB3.0

Super speed USB3.0 camera with on-board memory for Aptina and Sony CMOS Sensor;

High performance cooling structure ensures low image noise

Suitable for most applications not requiring extremely low light sensitivity.

LCMOS

USB2.0

High speed USB2.0 camera with on-board memory for Aptina and Sony CMOS Sensor;

On-board memory helps the camera to achieve the bandwidth limitation of USB2.0 and make the camera work stable for different computers with different configuration.High performance cooling structure ensures low image noise;

U3CMOS

USB3.0

Super speed USB3.0 camera with Aptina CMOS Sensor The most cost-effective USB3.0 imaging solution;

UCMOS

USB2.0

High speed USB2.0 camera with Aptina CMOS Sensor;

The most cost-effective USB2.0 imaging solution;

SCMOS

USB2.0

Low Cost - microscope eyepiece camera suitable to fit into a 23.2mm inner diameter eyeiece tube and compact size.  30mm and 30.5mm adapters also available.

HCAM

USB2.0

Handheld USB2.0 Digital Microscope with 10X to 1300X magnification;

ICMOS

USB2.0

USB2.0 industrial camera with on-board memory for perfect synchronization and stable performance;

8-pin Hirose HR25-7TR-8PA GPIO connector for optical coupler isolation trigger, strobe (Optional);

Compact industrial standard size (29x29x29 mm)for easy integration;

XCAM

HDMI/VGA

HDMI & VGA output camera;

DSP inside ensuring high image quality and versatile functions;

Including automatic white balance and exposure on/off (AEWB), saving images to SD card (SAVE), video stream and freeze on/off (FREEZE), multiple types of overlays of crossed lines and remote image snapshot controller to reduce the vibration blur (REMOTE);

WCAM

WIFI

WIFI cameras. H.264 or MJPEG compression ensures high quality video;

WiFi-enabled devices could be used to receive the video, such as smartphones, computers, and tablets with iOS, Android, and Windows operating systems;

Mulitple users could have access to one camera simultaneously(up to 10);

Supplied with ToupView imaging software for quantifying, measuring, and annotating images which is downloadable from app store viewing, capturing, and editing images (Windows OS Only);