Industrial USB camera for use in Python with Linux

asked 2016-05-16 10:34:24 -0500


I'm currently in the search for an USB industrial computer vision camera that can be easily used with Python. Most of the industrial cameras seem to only have a SDK written in C and Python support is usually provided by a 3rd party wrappers (which often do a poor job). The main goal is to have access to the cameras properties and then process the image with OpenCV using Python. So far, Ximea cameras seem to be well supported in Python but their products are rather pricey. The camera should support colored images with around FullHD resolution at 24FPS. Looking forward to any suggestions.

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The book OpenCV 3 Blueprints has a nice chapter on camera selection by @Joseph Howse. It should help deciding which camera and lens will suit your needs!

StevenPuttemans gravatar imageStevenPuttemans ( 2016-05-17 07:54:34 -0500 )edit