Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Resolution up, prices down

It’s a familiar trend but the SP-20000 “Spark Series” from JAI adds another data point. This is a 20Mp camera (monochrome or color,) that spits out 30 full frames per second (each measuring 5,120 by 3,840,) and costs under $9,000. Yes it’s CMOS, which I know upsets some traditionalists, but the pixels are 6.4 microns and it takes an F-mount lens, so it’s photo-capturing credentials are good.

If you take the time to plow through the spec sheet you’ll see this is a pretty interesting camera. My interest of course is industrial inspection, but I can see this being used in many other applications, like surveillance and aerial mapping. Just not traffic.

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