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'Machine vision' MFT cam arrives for robotics, remote photography, special effects

Steve Dent, @stevetdent
March 1, 2013
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If you're asking yourself "where's the shutter button on that thing?" then a new machine vision camera from SVS-Vistek, the SVCam-evo "Tracer" is probably not for you. However, it may spark tinkerers or other niches as the boxy look belies its capabilities. For starters, it packs a micro four thirds mount with a Truesense CCD sensor, opening the door to lenses a cut above the usual industrial fare. You'll also get frame rates of 146, 85, 40 and 21 fps at 1, 2, 4 and 8-megapixels, respectively, along with auto gain; exposure, focus and electric zoom control; PC software for basic image capture; and a GigE Vision interface. The latter -- along with a Windows and Linux SDK -- will make the device ideal for those who don't mind digging into code for applications like robotics, aerial and remote imaging or even "special effects and unique POV" cinematography. The rest of us won't be able to just fire it up and take pictures, however, and as for the price? There's no word yet on that or availability, but don't expect a consumer-friendly figure.

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