Bringing it All into Focus: Finding the Right Lens for Your Camera

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Which Factors Should I Consider When Selecting a Lens?

1. Sensor Size and Image Circle

The sensor size is a decisive factor in selecting the correct lens. High resolution area scan and line scan cameras in particular have larger sensors than cameras with lesser resolution. The dimensions of sensors are not determined by any standard, but are defined by the resolution and the pixel size of the sensor. Theoretically, anything is possible here, it is only a question of price.

The sensor size is given in inches, but corresponds to a sensor diagonal of 1 inch per 16 mm and not 25.4 mm. There are historical reasons for this.

Different sensor sizes

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