The signs have long pointed toward CMOS as the sensor technology of the future. Two important characteristics of industrial cameras in particular — their speed and noise properties — have improved decisively in CMOS sensors in recent years. In many ways, the bright future for CMOS sensor technology was made official in early 2015. Sony, the world's leader at that point in CCD sensor production, announced that it would suspend delivery of CCD sensors starting in 2025, concentrating exclusively on CMOS sensors.
Beyond this, improvements to CMOS technology and the strong price/performance ratio of CMOS sensors make them increasingly attractive for industrial machine vision. Very high frame rates with almost uniform image quality are hallmarks of the current CMOS sensor generation.
Benefits of cameras with high-performance CMOS sensors
High speeds (frame rates)
High resolution (number of pixels)
Strong dynamic performance
Low power consumption
Improved noise performance
Improved quantum efficiency
Improved color concepts
Good price/performance ratio
Basler cameras with CMOS sensors
The following Basler camera series contain models with CMOS sensors: