Imagesensoris a device that converts optical images (light) into electric charge and processes it into electronic signals. CCD and CMOS are image sensors with different technologies for capturing images digitally; each has unique strengths and weaknesses giving advantages in different applications. Neither is categorically superior to the other, although vendors selling only one technology have usually claimed otherwise.
CCD: Charge Coupled Device this has been is known in the market as per given below.
CCD, HAD CCD, Super HAD CCD, Super HAD CCD II (760H or 960H), Ex-view HAD CCD, IT CCD, Progressive Scan CCD etc.,
COMS: Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor this has been known in the market as per given below.
Proprietary sensor, DIS Sensor, QIS Sensor, HQIS & HDIS (Advanced Technology HD-SDI)
COMPARISON BETWEEN CCD VS CMOS
|CCD Sensor||CMOS Sensor|
|It Offer superior Image quality||Image quality is standard as compare to CCD|
|Image sensor is an Analog Device||Image sensor is a type of Active Pixel|
|It offer superior flexibility||It offer superior Integration|
|It require more power to operate||It requires less power to operate|
|R&D Cost is less but Higher cost in production||CMOS R&D Cost is high but less cost in production|