What is an Image Sensor?

An image sensor is a device used primarily in standalone or embedded digital cameras and imaging devices. Typically, when light strikes the lens of a camera, the image sensor captures that light, converts it into an electronic signal and then transmits it to the camera or imaging device processor, which transforms the electronic signal into a digital image.Hikvision DS-2CE56D0T-IRF HD Turbo Dome Camera: This camera features an improved image sensor and a more advanced design compared to the previous options. It offers better low-light performance and a wider field of view.

There are two main types of image sensors:

  • Charged coupled device (CCD)
  • Complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS)