Which Industrial Camera Should You Buy: HD, FULL HD, 4K(UHD)?
The industrial Camera market has been changing, both in terms of technology and price. If you want a new one, you now have more options than ever, including HD(720p), FULL HD(1080p),  4K(UHD), and other Cameras. No matter your budget or the style of Industrial Camera you want, here's what to look for when shopping, along with the best Camera we've tested.


In previous article, we talk about Amazing Digital Microscope with Cheap 4K Camera For Inspection PCB, I believe you already have a general understanding of industrial cameras, so today we will talk about its resolution.

The industrial camera resolution question used to be between the options of 720p (1,280 by 720 resolution) and 1080p (1,920 by 1,080). Then it moved on to 1080p versus Ultra HD, or 4K (3,840 by 2,160). Now it's no longer a question: 4K has become the standard for medium-sized and larger industrial camera from every major manufacturer.


What Is 4K Industrial Camera?

The terms "4K" and "Ultra HD" are used more widely in marketing than "2160p". (Some 4K resolutions, like 3840 × 2160, are often casually referred to as 2160p). 3840×2160 pixels Indutrial Camera equal approximately 8.3 megapixels Industrial Camera.

A 4K Industrial camera is one with at least 8 million active pixels. For camera, that resolution has standardized to 3,840 by 2,160. Digital cinema 4K (the resolution in 4K movie theaters) is slightly higher at 4,096 by 2,160.


4K Industrial Camera have been hitting the market, and have finally become both affordable and functional. So you can find a full range of 4K Industrial Cameras to fit your budget. But which one should you buy?

Our guide Purchase Industrial Cameras - You Must Know These Things is a good place to start. It lists all the points need to pay attention when shopping for an industrial camera, including camera Resolution and transmission Interface, CCD & CMOS, Frame rate and Linear array & area array. Here we will discuss camera Resolution in detail.

4K Industrial Camera CCD Digital Detector---Most Popular


4K ULTRA HD Industrial Camera is the most pop one for Photography Recording, Live Teaching. It has CCD Digital Detector, adopts Sony CMOS IMX377 Photography Video Measurement tech, has Horizontal/ vertical mirror image, freezing image, photographing and video recording function and you'll be very satisfied with it.

Read the full review: CCD Digital Detector 4K Industrial Camera

SONY IMX179 8MP USB --- Most cost-effective


As the most cost-effective 4K industrial camera, SONY IMX179 8MP USB industrial camera has Advanced  Sony (1/3.2'' ) image sensor. With 3264(H) X 2448(V) 8 Megapixel resolution, it is suitable for document capture, video capture. and it can work with Win XP/ Win7/ Win8/ Android/ Linux/ Mac system. Besides, you can choose 5-50mm varifocal lens, or 2.8-12mm/6-60mm lens.

Read the full review: SONY IMX179 8MP USB industrial camera

4K Industrial Camera have been hitting the market, and have finally become both affordable and functional, and it is obviously much sharper than Full HD, HD industrial camera with a significant jump in clarity. 

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