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A Little off the Top

Photonics Spectra
Jul 2001
Shrinking the image sensor chip can shrink the camera, but don't forget to redesign the optical system to match.

Stephanie A. Weiss, Editorial Director

Camera manufacturers are bundling ever more functionality into smaller packages.

A look at recent camera introductions shows that this year's hot new full-function cameras are the same size as remote camera heads from a couple of years ago. Unlike the remote camera heads, the self-contained miniature cameras hold their own without the need for a box of electronics (other than image acquisition hardware) at the end of the wire...


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