Sunday, September 30, 2012

Camera pricing

Point Grey sent me an email – you probably got it too – saying that the latest additions to their Flea series are priced at $995.

I haven’t purchased a machine camera for a while, but that strikes me as a competitive price for a 2.8Mp GigeE unit with a Sony CCD sensor. Time was I used to calculate the price per megapixel – call it the Grey Index – and just last year I was paying $500 per Mp. This camera, the FL3-GE-28S4C or S4M if you want the monochrome version, works out at $335 per Mp.

Cameras keep getting cheaper.

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