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Interferometer Cameras

Interferometer Camera Selection

Most older interferometers use analog video cameras that conform to the monochrome RS170 (60Hz) or CCIR (50Hz) broadcast standards. If you are upgrading an older interferometer, we recommend that you replace this video camera with a fully digital camera that connects directly to the computer via FireWire (1394), USB 3.0 or GigE.

You should expect to pay $700 or more for an industrial grade digital camera—about the same as for a video frame grabber. Consumer grade devices are mostly limited to color images and use lossy data compression.

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Sensor Type
Image Format
Manufacturer
Make and Model
(60 cameras)
Basler
scA640-74gm
Imperx
IPX-1M48-G
Imperx
IPX-1M48-L
AVT
Pike F-100
AVT
Prosilica GS1380
AVT
Manta G-046
Pulnix
TM-1405GE
JAI
TM-1325CL
JAI
CV-M4+CL
Edmund
EO-1312M
Point Grey
FL3-FW-03S3M
Point Grey
FL3-FW-14S3M
Point Grey
FL2-14S3M
ImagingSource
DMK 41AF02
ImagingSource
DMK 41AG02
Basler
avA1000-120km
Basler
avA1600-65km
Basler
avA1000-100gm
Basler
avA1600-50gm
Basler
avA2300-25gm
Basler
avA2300-30km
Point Grey
GRAS-03S3M
Point Grey
GS2-GE-20S4M
Imperx
ICL-B1410M
Imperx
IGV-B1410M
Imperx
ICL-B1620
Imperx
IGV-B1620
AVT
Stingray F-033B
AVT
Stingray F-046B
Basler
scA640-74fm
AVT
Prosilica GC655
Point Grey
GS2-FW-14S5M
Point Grey
GRAS-14S3M/C
Point Grey
GS2-GE-50S5M
Basler
scA780-54fm
Point Grey
GX-FW-10K3M-C
Point Grey
GX-FW-28S5M-C
Point Grey
GS3-U3-28S5M-C
Point Grey
FL3-U3-13E4M-C
Point Grey
GS3-U3-41C6M-C
Point Grey
GS3-U3-23S6M-C
Point Grey
FL3-U3-13Y3M-C
Basler
acA1600-20um
Edmund
EO-4010
Point Grey
GS3-U3-14S5M-C
Basler
acA645-100gm
Basler
acA780-75gm
Basler
acA1300-60gm
Basler
acA2000-50gm
Basler
acA2040-25gm
Basler
piA1000-48gm
Basler
piA1000-60gm
Basler
scA1400-30gm
Basler
avA1900-50gm
Basler
avA1900-60km
Basler
acA2000-340km
Basler
acA2000-165um
Point Grey
GZL-CL-22C5M-C
Point Grey
GS3-U3-50S5M-C
ImagingSource
DMK 23UP1300
Interface GigE GigE CameraLink 1394b GigE GigE GigE CameraLink CameraLink USB 3.0 1394b 1394b 1394b 1394a GigE CameraLink CameraLink GigE GigE GigE CameraLink 1394b GigE CameraLink GigE CameraLink GigE 1394b 1394b 1394b GigE 1394b 1394b GigE 1394b 1394b 1394b USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 GigE GigE GigE GigE GigE GigE GigE CameraLink GigE CameraLink CameraLink USB 3.0 CameraLink USB 3.0 USB 3.0
Sensor Manufacturer Sony Kodak Kodak Kodak Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony Micron Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony Kodak Kodak Kodak Kodak Kodak Kodak Sony Sony Sony Sony Kodak Kodak Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony Kodak Sony Sony CMOSIS CMOSIS Sony Sony CMOSIS Sony Sony Sony CMOSIS CMOSIS Kodak Kodak Sony Kodak Kodak CMOSIS CMOSIS CMOSIS Sony
Sensor Model ICX 414 KAI-1020 KAI-1020 KAI-1020 ICX285 ICX415 ICX205AL ICX285AL ICX285AL MT9M001 ICX414 ICX267 ICX267 ICX205AL ICX205AL KAI-1050 KAI-02050 KAI-01050 KAI-02050 KAI-04050 KAI-04050 ICX414 ICX274 ICX285 ICX285 KAI-2020 KAI-2020 ICX414 ICX 414 ICX414 ICX285 ICX267 ICX625 ICX415 KAI-01050 ICX674 ICX674 EV76C560 CMV4000 IMX174 VITA1300 ICX274 CMV4000 ICX285 ICX414 ICX415 EV76C560 CMV2000 CMV4000 KAI-1020 KAI-1020 ICX285 KAI-2150 KAI-2150 CMV2000 CMV2000 CMV2000 ICX625
Sensor Type CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CMOS CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CMOS CMOS CMOS CMOS CCD CMOS CCD CCD CCD CMOS CMOS CMOS CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CMOS CMOS CMOS CCD CMOS
Format 1/2" 2/3" 2/3" 2/3" 2/3" 1/2" 1/2" 2/3" 2/3" 1/2" 1/2" 1/2" 1/2" 1/2" 1/2" 1/2" 2/3" 1/2" 2/3" 1/1" 1/1" 1/2" 2/3" 2/3" 1/1" 1/1" 1/2" 1/2" 1/2" 1/2" 2/3" 1/2" 2/3" 1/2" 1/2" 2/3" 2/3" 1/1" 1/2" 1/1" 2/3" 1/2" 1/2" 2/3" 1/1" 2/3" 2/3" 2/3" 2/3" 2/3" 2/3" 2/3" 2/3" 2/3" 1/2"
Active Area (mm) 6.52×4.89 7.40×7.40 7.40×7.40 7.40×7.40 8.77×6.60 6.47×4.81 6.47×4.84 8.98×6.71 8.90×6.64 6.66×5.32 6.42×4.83 6.47×4.80 6.47×4.80 5.95×4.46 5.95×4.46 5.63×5.63 8.80×6.60 5.63×5.63 8.80×6.60 12.81×9.62 12.81×9.62 6.42×4.83 7.15×5.39 8.98×6.71 8.98×6.71 11.90×8.94 11.90×8.94 6.49×4.87 6.47×4.83 6.52×4.89 6.52×4.88 8.93×6.68 6.44×4.80 8.45×7.07 6.49×4.83 5.63×5.63 8.77×6.59 8.72×6.54 6.78×5.43 11.26×11.26 11.25×7.03 6.14×4.92 7.16×5.44 11.26×11.26 8.93×7.00 6.52×4.89 6.49×4.83 6.78×5.43 11.26×5.98 11.26×11.26 7.43×7.43 7.43×7.43 8.98×6.71 10.56×5.94 10.56×5.94 11.26×5.98 11.26×5.98 11.26×5.98 8.45×7.07 6.14×4.92
Pixels (H×V) 659×494 1000×1000 1000×1000 1000×1000 1360×1024 780×580 1392×1040 1392×1040 1380×1030 1280×1024 648×488 1392×1032 1392×1032 1280×960 1280×960 1024×1024 1600×1200 1024×1024 1600×1200 2330×1750 2330×1750 648×488 1624×1224 1392×1040 1392×1040 1608×1208 1608×1208 656×492 780×582 659×494 659×493 1384×1036 1384×1032 2448×2048 782×582 1024×1024 1932×1452 1920×1440 1280×1024 2048×2048 1920×1200 1280×1024 1628×1236 2048×2048 1384×1086 659×494 782×582 1280×1024 2048×1088 2048×2048 1004×1004 1004×1004 1392×1040 1920×1080 1920×1080 2048×1088 2048×1088 2048×1088 2448×2048 1280×1024
Pixel Pitch 9.9 µm 7.4 µm 7.4 µm 7.4 µm 6.45 µm 8.3 µm 4.65 µm 6.45 µm 6.45 µm 5.2 µm 9.9 µm 4.65 µm 4.65 µm 4.65 µm 4.65 µm 5.5 µm 5.5 µm 5.5 µm 5.5 µm 5.5 µm 5.5 µm 9.9 µm 4.4 µm 6.45 µm 6.45 µm 7.4 µm 7.4 µm 9.9 µm 8.3 µm 9.9 µm 9.9 µm 6.45 µm 4.65 µm 3.45 µm 8.3 µm 5.5 µm 4.54 µm 4.54 µm 5.3 µm 5.5 µm 5.86 µm 4.8 µm 4.4 µm 5.5 µm 6.45 µm 9.9 µm 8.3 µm 5.3 µm 5.5 µm 5.5 µm 7.4 µm 7.4 µm 6.45 µm 5.5 µm 5.5 µm 5.5 µm 5.5 µm 5.5 µm 3.45 µm 4.8 µm
Pixel Depth 16 bit 12 bit 12 bit 14 bit 14 bit 12 bit 10 bit 10 bit 10 bit 8 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 8 bit 8 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 16 bit 16 bit 14 bit 14 bit 14 bit 16 bit 14 bit 16 bit 14 bit 14 bit 16 bit 12 bit 14 bit 14 bit 16 bit 12 bit 16 bit 16 bit 16 bit 16 bit 14 bit 14 bit 0 bit 0 bit 12 bit 14 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 10 bit 14 bit 12 bit
Frame Rate (at max res) 79 fps 48 fps 48 fps 60 fps 30 fps 67 fps 30 fps 30 fps 24 fps 25 fps 76 fps 15 fps 15 fps 15 fps 15 fps 120 fps 67 fps 101 fps 55 fps 26 fps 31 fps 74 fps 29 fps 30 fps 30 fps 35 fps 35 fps 84 fps 55 fps 74 fps 90 fps 30 fps 21 fps 15 fps 58 fps 70 fps 26 fps 26 fps 60 fps 90 fps 162 fps 150 fps 20 fps 75 fps 30 fps 100 fps 75 fps 60 fps 50 fps 25 fps 48 fps 60 fps 30 fps 51 fps 62 fps 255 fps 165 fps 255 fps 15 fps 95 fps
Shutter Type Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global Global
Housing (H×W×L mm) 29×44×73.7 78×78×54 64×64×41 96.8×44×44 26×56×96 86.4×44×29 50.8×50.8×81.5 44×44×63 40×50×100 34×44×43.5 30×29×29 30×29×29 30×29×29 50.6×50.6×50 50.6×50.6×50 62×62×57 62×62×57 62×62×57 62×62×57 62×62×57 62×62×57 44×29×58 29×44×58 45×45×39 45×45×63 45×45×43 45×45×66 29×44×72.9 29×44×72 29×44×73.7 33×46×59 29×44×58 29×44×58 29×44×58 29×44×73.7 29×44×58 29×44×58 29×44×58 29×29×30 29×44×58 29×44×58 29×29×30 29×29×41 29×29×29 29×44×58 29×29×42 29×29×42 29×29×42 29×29×42 29×29×42 29×44×87 29×44×87 29×44×74 62×62×41 62×62×41 29×29×44 29×29×30 29×44×60 29×44×58 29×29×43
Weight 160 g 450 g 280 g 250 g     140 g     40 g 58 g 58 g 58 g 265 g 265 g 300 g 300 g 300 g 300 g 300 g 300 g 104 g 86 g 160 g 243 g 180 g 263 g 120 g 120 g 160 g 100 g 104 g 104 g 86 g 160 g 86 g 86 g 90 g 41 g 90 g 90 g 41 g 90 g 43 g 90 g 90 g 90 g 90 g 90 g 90 g 220 g 220 g 170 g 300 g 300 g 96 g 80 g 90 g 90 g 65 g

Recommended Camera Specs

Alignment Camera Recommendation

Your interferometer may have a second video camera used for alignment mode. Since alignment mode image quality is non-critical, we recommend keeping the video alignment camera and interfacing it to the computer with an inexpensive video-to-USB adapter.

IEEE-1394 Format_7 modes

Format_7 modes are custom and defined by the camera manufacturer and vary by camera model. Format_7 modes are typically characterized by region of interest (ROI) and/or pixel binning, although full resolution is for some cameras a Format_7 mode. Both techniques typically result in a faster frame rate. ROI is also known as sub-windowing. For some CCD sensors, ROI may increase the frame rate only if the number of rows is reduced. Pixel binning is typically 1×2 or 2×1 or 2×2 with 2×2 being of most interest because the others result in a distorted image.

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