IEEE-1394 output-compliant, high-speed, high-resolution digital cameras have been launched by Sony Electronics Inc. The 910 series models have a 1/2-in. progressive-scan CCD, and the 710 versions have a 1/3-in. CCD. Both include an external asynchronous electronic shutter function with an exposure range from 1/50,000 to 17.5 s, enabling capture of fast-moving objects as well as still images in low-light environments. Features include partial scan and selectable output modes, and high shock and vibration tolerance. The cameras are suitable for semiconductor inspection, machine vision and factory automation.