Basler's New CMOS MP Box Cameras (BIP2) Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 06, 2010

In Fall of 2010 Basler announced its next generation 'BIP2' IP cameras. A significant change will be the introduction of 3 CMOS based megapixel boxes - prior to BIP2 only CCD based cameras were available. The lower cost CMOS chips will result in pricing levels more competitive within the broader megapixel camera market.

Note that the new generation continues production of CCD cameras, but they will be positioned more as a premium offering, positioned to provide superior image quality and low-light performance. However, our test of Basler's CCD cameras indicated no clear low-light performance advantages.

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