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Looking for a better board camera

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics' started by Junes1, May 9, 2012.

  1. Junes1

    Junes1 Engaging Member

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    Now I've made on NV set up I'm thinking about improving it maybe starting with a better board camera than the 1/3" cmos I have.

    This one seemed good http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230709525155?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649 0.1 lux and 480 TV lines resolution but I just wanted to check with those that know that it is the best to be getting without going over the top. Is more resolution always better etc and is this a god camera for our purposes. I've already bought one that is apparently not absolutely ideal.
     
  2. kenhawker

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    Your best cam is always going to be a ccd 1/2" , so watec is the one. Then you need a 1/2" cs lens 12mm.

    Next is the 1/3" ccd this uses a board lens.
    Now the ccd cameras are better than cmos cameras. This is because the image chip in a ccd is better than a cmos because the ccd is more sensitive to infrared light. And the chip is bigger, so the bigger the image chip the more sensitive the camera is to infrared light.

    Ken
     

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