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A current list of camera image sensors with links to cameras available

A useful and up to date list of digital image sensors as used in the currently available range of industrial cameras. Many of the sensors listed here are used in the camera devices available from Scorpion Vision. If there is a specific sensor you require in a camera, please contact us.

If you'd like to find a camera with the lens of your choice, simply click on the sensor model to see a list of camera with that sensor.

 

Sensor Optical Formats and their Actual Size

Image Sensor Sizes from Scorpion Vision

The diagonal size refers to the amount of active pixels used on the camera

 

There is no standard within the optical format of sensors, so the size within a sensor format can vary (even between sensors from the same manufacturer.

Sony Sensors

CMOS

Sony Sensor Models Pixel Size (Micron) Shutter Sensor Size Resolution
IMX267 3.45 Global 1" 4104 x 2174
IMX304 3.45 Global 1.1" 4104 x 3006
IMX290 2.9 Rolling 1/3" 1936 x 1096
IMX174 5.86 Global 1/1.2" 1936 x 1216
IMX249 5.86 Global 1/1.2" 1936 x 1216
IMX265 3.45 Global 1/1.8" 2056 x 1542
IMX264 3.45 Global 2/3" 2456 x 2054
IMX178 2.4 Rolling 1/1.8" 3088 x 2076
IMX287 6.9 Global 1/2.9" 728 x 544
IMX273 3.45 Global 1/2.9" 1456 x 1088
IMX236 2.8 Rolling 1/2.8" 1944 x 1224
IMX226 1.85 Rolling 1/1.7" 4000 x 3000
IMX183 2.4 Rolling 1" 5544 x 3694
IMX255 3.45 Global 1" 4104 x 2174
IMX253 3.45 Global 1.1" 4104 x 3006
IMX252 3.45 Global 1/1.8" 2064 x 1544
IMX250 3.45 Global 2/3" 2464 x 2056
IMX291 2.9 Rolling 1/2.8" 1945 x 1097
IMX219 1.12 Rolling 1/4" 3296 x 1097
IMX135 1.12 Rolling 1/3.06" 3136 x 4224
IMX298 1.12 Rolling 1/2.8" 4720 x 3600
IMX179 1.4 Rolling 1/3.2" 3288 x 2512
IMX421 4.5 Global 2/3" 1936 x 1464
IMX477 1.55 Rolling 1/2.3" 4056 x 3040

CCD

ICX618A 5.6 Global 1/4" 692 x 504
ICX445A 3.75 Global 1/3" 1280 x 960
ICX274A 4.4 Global 1/1.8" 1620 x 1220
ICX445 The CCD Sensor ICX445 is no longer available. This can be replaced with IMX273.

OnSemi Aptina

OnSemi Aptina Sensor Models Pixel Size (Micron) Shutter Sensor Size Resolution
OnSemi P1300 4.8 Global 1/2" 1280 x 1024
OnSemi P2000 4.8 Global 2/3" 1920 x 1200
OnSemi P5000 4.8 Global 1" 2592 x 2048
MT9J003 1.67 Rolling 1/2.3" 3856 x 2764
MT9V024 6 Global 1/3" 752 x 480
AR0134 3.75 Global 1/3" 1280 x 960
MT9P006 2.2 Rolling with Global Start 1/2" 2560 x 1920
MT9M021 3.75 Global 1/3" 1280 x 960
AR0135 3.75 Global 1/3" 1280 x 960
MT9P031 2.2 Rolling with Global Start 1/2" 2560 x 1920
MT9V034 6 Global 1/3" 752 x 480
MT9N001 1.75 Rolling 1/2.3" 3488 x 2616
MT9F002 1.4 Rolling 1/2.3" 4608 x 3288
MT9P001 2.2 Rolling 1/2.5" 2592 x 1944
AR1820HS 1.25 Rolling 1/2.3" 4912 x 3684
Vita 1300 4.8 Global 1/2" 1280 x 1024
Vita 2000 4.8 Global 2/3" 1920 x 1200
Mano 9600 2.4 Rolling 2/3" 3840 x 2500
Vita 5000 4.8 Global 1" 2592 x 2048
IBIS 4 3.5 Rolling 1" 2210 x 3002

CMOSIS

CMOSIS Sensor Models Pixel Size (Micron) Shutter Sensor Size Resolution 
CMV2000 5.5 Global 2/3" 2048 x 1088
CMV4000 5.5 Global 1" 2048 x 2048

Omnivision

Omnivision Sensor Models Pixel Size (Micron) Shutter Sensor Size Resolution 
OV2640 2.2 Rolling 1/4" 1600 x 1200
OV5642 1.4 Rolling 1/4" 2592 x 1944
OV5647 1.4 Rolling 1/4" 2592 x 1944
OV7251 3 Global 1/7.5" 640 x 480
OV9281 3 Global 1/4" 1280 x 800
OV7675 2.5 Rolling 1/9" 640 x 480
OV7725 6 Rolling 1/4" 640 x 480
OV3640 1.75 Rolling 1/4" 2048 x 1536
OV5640 1.4 Rolling 1/4" 2592 x 1944
OV2710 3 Rolling 1/2.7" 1920 x 1080

Micron

Micron Sensor Models Pixel Size (Micron) Shutter Sensor Size Resolution 
MT9D111 2.8 Rolling 1/3.2" 1600 x 1200
MT9M001 5.2 Rolling 1/2" 1280 x 1024
MT9V111 5.6 Rolling 1/4" 640 x 480
MT9V022 6 Global 1/3" 752 x 480

Sharp

Sharp Sensor Models Pixel Size (Micron) Shutter Sensor Size Resolution 
RJ33B4AD0DT 7.4 Global 1/3" 660 x 494

Untangling Image Sensor Size Formats

Camera Image Sensor sizes are commonly referred to as a fraction of an inch. This can create some confusion for customers as converting the actual fraction to mm and using this as a reference point gets the wrong result. At the same time sensor formats from different or even the same manufacturer which are classed as the same size do not necessarily have the same dimensions! This is problematical when choosing the correct lens for any given sensor format.

In order to understand where the naming convention in inches comes from and why sensor manufacturers still keep to it we have to go back to the beginnings of electronic imaging.

The first sensors for imaging applications were based on video camera tubes (cathode ray tubes). The size of video camera tubes was given as the outer diameter of the glass tube in inches. However this does not reflect the true active (sensitive) area. 

A 1” diameter tube has about ⅔ of its diameter as its sensitive area which comes up to ~ 16 mm (see figure 1).

As technology progressed, video camera tubes became less important and were replaced by rectangular solid state sensors. In order to describe the difference in shape the term optical format was introduced.

The optical format refers to the actual diagonal of the sensor multiplied by 1.5. It is a hypothetical measurement and rounded to a convenient fraction of an inch e.g. ½” or ⅓”. Hence a 1” solid state sensor has roughly the same diagonal as a corresponding video tube with 1” diameter (shown in figure 1). Referring to optical formats, one can compare the angle of view a lens would give on a solid state sensor compared to a camera video tube.

Optical formats are not standardised and therefore the dimensions of sensors of the same 1/x” size may vary not just between sensor manufacturers but also within one sensor manufacturer itself. An example for this is CMOSIS who have 1” sensors that can be either square or rectangular in shape and hence differ in their dimensions but are both classed as 1” sensors. New sensors are typically grouped within the closest existing sensor size even if the dimensions differ slightly.

Considering this, it is all the more important when selecting a lens to check for the actual sensor dimensions the lens was designed for and the actual sensor dimensions of the camera that you using to ensure the sensor can be filled completely to avoid vignetting.

If you have questions about the compatibility of a lens and sensor we are here to help, don't hesitate to ask!

Click here to see a constantly updated list of sensors with their optical parameters, with links to cameras in our portfolio that uses those sensors.

The Raspberry pi Camera Interface

Connecting a camera to a Raspberry Pi is not like connecting a camera to a USB port on a PC - there are additional considerations.

The first of which is that there are two kinds of Raspberry Pi CSI camera connectors: 15-pin and 22-pin.

Our friends at Arducam have taken the time to document this with drawings and pin-out diagrams.

For a quick lookup table, the two types are detailed in the tables below. For the detailed article, visit the Arducam page.

Buy Raspberry P compatible cameras from our web shop here.

Raspberry Pi Camera Pinout (15-pin)

 

Raspberry Pi Camera Pinout (22-pin)

Post Sales Camera Support

Post Sales Camera Support

Thank you for your purchase. We aim to make setting up your camera as easy as possible. Before connecting the camera to your system, please download the relevant drivers and supporting software.


INFINITEGRA THERMAL CAMERAS

You will find all required software on the downloads page

www.infinitegra.co.jp/en/owlift/download.htm


 HIKROBOT MACHINE VISION CAMERAS

There is one download for these industrial cameras. Please click here to reach the download page.

Note: There are two elements in this download, the camera drivers which include both GigEVision and USB3 drivers, and MVS which is HIK's machine vision camera configuration and testing application.

For further details on the MVS application, further information will be posted here in due course


 THE IMAGING SOURCE

There are multiple downloads for these machine vision cameras:

Drivers and applications for Windows

Drivers and applications for Linux

Carefully select your driver from the list and install it. You will be prompted to connect your camera.

Once the driver is installed, if you are running Windows, the next application you require is IC Capture

This application is required to configure and validate camera functionality and is a recommended install.


ARDUCAM

All drivers are downloadable from GitHub

You can find more details for how to use the camera on Raspberry Pi here and on this site.


 ISSUES?

Any questions or issues? Please call +441590679333 and we will do our best to support you.

If you are asked to run the QuickSupport app, please click here.