Experiments in Fluids

, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 403–411 | Cite as

Comparison of CCD, CMOS and intensified cameras

Research Article


The properties of digital cameras are often important to obtain accurate results with image based measurement techniques. Unfortunately, a detailed comparison of the sensor specifications and performance is not accessible as this information is normally not provided by the manufacturers and no generally accepted comparison standard exists. Therefore, a detailed quantitative comparison was performed to evaluate and assess the characteristics of state-of-the-art CCD, CMOS and intensified CMOS sensors. These results may be of assistance when selecting the appropriate sensor for a desired application.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainer Hain
    • 1
  • Christian J. Kähler
    • 1
  • Cam Tropea
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für StrömungsmechanikTechnische Universität BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.Fachgebiet Strömungslehre und AerodynamikTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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