5 MP Polarization Cameras: A New Tool for Industrial Imaging
Published on September 28, 2019 by TIS Marketing.
Charlotte, NC, United States (September 28, 2019) - The Imaging Source, international manufacturer of machine vision cameras and software for industrial imaging, has just announced the immediate availability of two new polarization cameras featuring Sony's Polarsens™ 5.1 MP global-shutter CMOS image sensors (IMX250MZR/ IMX250MYR). These sensors capture visual data which cannot be obtained using other standard monochrome and color sensors. Sony's Polarsens technology uses four-directional (0°, 45°, 90°, 135°) nanowire micro-polarizers placed in front of each 2x2 pixel array (calculation unit) to deliver multi-directional polarized images.
Many materials, such as plastics, glass, metals and liquids display intrinsic polarization properties. The sensors' polarization filters make use of this to visualize material stress and surface scratches as well as to reduce unwanted glare, improve edge detection or to enhance contrast in low-contrast materials. The supplied IC Measure software supports various methods of processing the 2x2 pixel arrays.
The 5.1 MP cameras are available as color and monochrome variants with either a GigE (max. 24 fps) interface or a faster USB 3.0 interface (max. 75 fps).
(For additional technical information about the sensor and example applications, please read our white paper.)
The cameras are USB Vision and GigE Vision compliant, ensuring compatibility and easy integration with image processing software using the standard. The cameras' compact form factor (USB: 29x29x43 mm / GigE: 29x29x57 mm) and robust industrial design make these camera models ideally suited for machine vision tasks in production, inspection and quality assurance.
Included in delivery: Camera, driver for Windows XP, Vista, 7/8/10, SDK IC Imaging Control 3.2 (.NET and C++ library), IC Measure and IC Capture. IC Measure is a powerful and versatile tool for measuring lengths, areas and angles. IC Capture is a powerful end-user software for setting all camera parameters and for displaying and saving single images and image sequences.