Tag - Starlight

Understanding – Camera Sensor

BackgroundWhat the heck is a camera sensor anyways? If you’re reading this article, you probably already understand how camera resolution affects the image quality. What is less commonly understood however, is how camera image sensor size affects the final image quality. Today we’re going to explain exactly how image sensors work, and how that translates to what you see on the camera.Camera Image SensorsCameras work by focusing light through a lens onto an image sensor. An image sensor contains millions...

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Uniview Starlight Camera Showdown!

BackgroundAs the world moves towards increased video surveillance, we are seeing constant innovation from the CCTV manufacturers. One of the latest and most exciting trends has been the improved low-light or 'starlight' sensors. Because the majority of crimes occur at night, it is important to improve the cameras' image quality in dark conditions.Two major manufacturers: Hikvision and Uniview, have released their low-light camera series. Hikvision released their darkfighter cameras in 2015, and published a white paper on the topic...

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