What is a line scan camera? What’s the difference between a line scan camera and a regular camera? And why would you use one?
As a maker of document-capture devices, we get these questions pretty often – especially since we manufacture products that use both kinds of cameras.
Simply put, a line scan camera is a strip that captures one row of pixels at a time in quick succession, while either the camera is moved over an object, or the object is moved under the camera. This is much different from a regular camera (also called an “area scan camera”), which takes still photos of a specific two-dimensional area.
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