Narrow 850 nm band pass cameras will show only infrared light.
Available in M12 mount WEB cam
, M12 mount FLAT cam
and CS mount FLAT cam
format. We also offer a more budget friendly version of the M12 and CS mount FLAT cam, which features a 3D printed case in lieu of the CNC machined acrylic case. The flat and web cameras perform the same.
The professional version of the flat cam has a custom acrylic housing, where as the budget friendly version has a 3D printed case with a snap-on lid. The lid and base for the professional version are attached using innovative magnets that really work, so you don't have to mess with screws. Cord channels on all flat versions allow the cord to exit on either the long or short side of the housing. All flat cases also have 2 mounting holes in the base so you can mount the camera to a horizontal or vertical surface with no screw heads showing on the top surface. We recommend the professional flat camera, if the slight upcharge for the custom housing is in your budget.
Features common to both flat and web cameras:
- This camera has been retrofitted with a tight band pass filter at 850 nm. 850 nm is far more popular with our multitouch customers than other wavelengths. The tightness of the pass band means the camera is very discriminating, which is what you want for a multitouch screen. The combination of these cameras and our IR 850 nm strips is battle-tested and works great.
- The m12 mount version allows you to add m12 lenses to the camera so that you get perfect, adjustable focus. The CS mount version uses CS lenses. Be sure the lens and camera mounts you buy match.
- Powered from USB 1.0/2.0
- The PlayStation Eye is capable of capturing standard video with frame rates of 60 hertz at a 640×480 pixel resolution, and 120 hertz at 320×240 pixels, which is "four times the resolution" and "two times the frame-rate" of the EyeToy, according to Sony. (To get the 120 per second frame rate on this camera, you need to use a suitable driver, and you may need to adjust your computer's config.xml file.)
The professional CNC machined M12 cameras can be bought with a 7-pack of lenses:
- 2.1 mm 104° lens
- 2.8 mm 92° lens
- 3.6 mm 79° lens
- 4.3 mm 70° lens
- 6 mm 54° lens
- 8 mm 42° lens
- 12 mm 29° lens
2.1 mm is an extreme wide angle fisheye lens and 3.6 mm is similar to the lens that ships with the OEM camera.
We offer an extreme wide angle lens
with almost no distortion for the CS mount FLAT cam
. If you need to be close with no distortion, get that.
Selecting the proper lens for your multi touch surface is very important to ensure a maximum image area while minimizing distortion. The focal length of the lens is determined by the screen size and the distance between the lens and the surface. This handy calculator
can be used to determine the appropriate focal length so that you maximize resolution.
To ensure quality and freedom from dust and scratches, cameras and lenses are not returnable.