Newsletter | September 30, 2020

09.30.20 -- Understanding Camera Resolution And Other Imaging Considerations

What Is All The Hype About Resolution And Mega Pixels Anyway?

Resolution, in the context of an image sensor, describes the total number of pixels utilized to create an image. The question is then, "Why does pixel count matter?" This article discusses the importance of resolution and its relevance in camera systems with image sensors.

Understanding A Camera’s Resolution
The resolution of an image sensor describes the total number of pixels that can be used to detect an image. From the standpoint of the image sensor, it is sufficient to count the number and describe it usually as the product of the horizontal number of pixels times the vertical number of pixels, which gives the total number of pixels.
Why Are There Special Interfaces For The Transmission Of Image Data?
The amount of image data that must be transferred to computers for storage and processing is continuously increasing. The demand for fast, reliable data transfer increases in turn. This article discusses the progression of camera interfaces and how they are continuously improved to enable reliable streaming data transfer from the camera to the computer.
Is It True That Cooled Cameras Are More Sensitive Than Non-Cooled Cameras?

The reduction of temperature through the “cooling” of image sensor components or electronic circuits can improve image quality and performance. This article examines the underlying effects of cooling in cameras and their sensitivities.

What Are All The Discussions About Global Vs. Rolling Shutter?

The shutter in a camera system enables the control of the exposure time and thus the level of signal in an image. The shutter also defines the quality of an image if the objects are moving, as well as setting the environment for experiments, especially involving synchronization with illumination light.