CMOS sensors are image sensors located behind the lens of a camera. CMOS stands for complementary metal oxide semiconductors. This type of sensor uses much less electrical power than CCDs (charged couple devices), which are the more traditional digital camera image sensors. Both the CCD and the CMOS sensor convert light into electrons. They transition the optical image into the digital one. During image capture, light travels through a camera lens to the sensor which is contains millions of pixels. Each type of image sensor comes with its own advantages. The benefits of CMOS sensors in network surveillance cameras include their low-power consumption and low-cost production. CMOS technology also offers faster read speeds, meaning it is preferable for high-speed video applications, including continuous filming.

CMOS Camera Device Technology

Originally, CMOS technology was used when high image quality was not required. However today’s CMOS camera devices feature specialized technology that can deliver high image quality, even comparable to CCD imagery in some applications. CMOS properties, such as noise reduction and sensor sensitivity, contribute to these enhancements. In addition to improved imagery, cameras with quality CMOS sensors can offer high speed image readouts. CMOS devices are integral to network surveillance cameras that meet operators’ image quality requirements.

High Resolution CMOS Network Security Surveillance

Surveillance applications demand sharply detailed imaging. A network surveillance camera with CMOS sensors can provide high resolution output. Various types of CMOS image sensors are built into IP surveillance products from box cameras to bullet cameras. Our knowledgeable staff is prepared to answer questions on camera specifications and proprietary image sensors.

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