CCD cameras produce a higher quality
picture mainly because the image sensor is used strictly for
collecting the image and all of the other necessary processing
that it takes to deliver the image to the video output of the
camera are handled by other components on the camera board.
With a CMOS camera the image senor is not only used to collect
the image but it’s also used to process the image. This
means several things. One being that that camera is slower at
doing what cameras do “Collect light and convert it to a
useable image”. The same chip that is used to collect the
light is also used to do the necessary processing that it
takes to deliver the image to the video output. This means
that the process is slower and the image that is products is
of lesser quality.
CMOS cameras do have the advantage when
it come to power consumption. Because there are less
components in the camera board it draws less power meaning
that it will run longer if used on a battery.
CCD cameras on the other hand have more
components but produce a much higher quality image and draw
This is why most cell phones use CMOS
because it doesn’t put such a heavy load on the phone
battery. Then phones that do actually have CCD camera will
give a better picture but the battery won’t last nearly as
Anyway, the basic concept is that you
will get a much better image from a CCD camera then you will
from a CMOS camera. The other difference is that sellers out
there can get just about the same price for a camera that has
a CMOS image sensor as they can for a CCD camera but the catch
is that it cost sellers a lot less (Up to 50%) to buy the CMOS
cameras. If you’re a seller that relies on the ignorance of
your client base rather then making sure that your delivering
a quality product then it’s real money making proposition.
We prefer to deliver high quality products ensuring that the
customer will be happy with what they get rather then how much
we can make on the product.
In the long run if you have clients that
don’t come back or don’t tell their friends about where
the got the good stuff then your cutting your own throat.
Advertising isn’t cheap. If you don’t have happy repeat
customers then you advertising dollar is being wasted.
Anyway, I hope this was useful
you have any other questions please let me know…