Sunday, December 8, 2013

A new price point for machine vision cameras

Every time a new camera is announced I calculate it’s price per megapixel. As you might expect, the trend has been generally downwards, and when my data set is sufficiently rich I will share the results with you. Today though I’ve plotted a new low on my chart.

The Imaging Source have on their website a 13 Megapixel CMOS USB3 camera priced at $599.I have to wonder if there’s a typo there somewhere because at $46/Mp that seems extraordinarily cheap. Now it is a rolling shutter and it comes with a built-in auto focus lens, but even so, that’s a lot of pixels for the dollar.


Anonymous said...

And 1.4 µm pixel size.

Brian Durand said...

1.4 micron pixels? What good is that. Show me a machine vision lens capable of resolving all those pixels. If there were such a thing, it would cost several times more than the camera.