Wednesday, December 19, 2018

FLIR Periodic Table of Image Sensors

FLIR (former Point Grey) publishes a Periodic Table of Image Sensors for industrial and machine vision applications - a nice attempt to make an order in somewhat messy product lines from different companies. The high resolution pdf files can be downloaded from December 2019 issue of FLIR Insights newsletter:

"With so many sensors coming from different manufacturers, it's hard to remember them all. To help with this, we are giving away a handy guide that organizes 120 sensors, from classic CCDs to the latest CMOS technology, based on resolution, readout method, speed, and FPS. We suggest downloading and laminating it, then pinning it on your wall for easy reference. You will never have to memorize sensor names again. Enjoy, and have a happy holiday!"


  1. Guess Samsung didn't make the FLIR cut. Probably a whole lot more as well.

  2. Hi Eric, I've never heard of Samsung (and very rarely of omnivision for example) in machine vision/automation. I think this is the market segment most of the Pointgrey cameras go to. People being in contact with Point Grey have litte probabilty to be in contact with image sensors that go into mobile phones...

    1. Albert Theuwissen - Harvest ImagingDecember 20, 2018 at 12:36 PM

      Exactly, these are only the sensors you can find back in FLIR machine vision cameras, formerly the Point Grey ones. I like this overview very much. One drawback, tomorrow it is outdated again because new kids will appear on the block !

    2. Don't know how I misread it, but clear enough now. In a word, "oops." Nevermind.


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