IDS Imaging Development Systems announced that it is shipping its new uEye XS, the world's smallest machine vision camera with autofocus. Measuring a compact 23 x 26.5 x 21.5 mm (.9" x 1.04" x .84"), the uEye XS is amazingly simple to integrate into virtually any imaging system, ranging from interactive kiosks and embedded systems using the Raspberry Pi, to traditional applications in medical technology, industrial quality control, microscopy, and access control.
Thanks to the integrated autofocus optical system, the uEye XS delivers a crisp image from distances of just 10 cm, either automatically or manually using software. The associated API function also enables the current focus position to be read. Digital zoom allows easy and almost continuous enlargement of smaller sections of the image. A range of automatic image control functions, including auto white balance, auto gain and auto exposure time, are performed in the camera itself. This considerably reduces CPU utilization, while also enabling easy processing of the images captured independently of the PC system.
For more information, visit www.ids-imaging.com.