USB Cameras are imaging cameras that use USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 technology to transfer image data. USB Cameras are designed to easily interface with dedicated computer systems by using the same USB technology that is found on most computers. The accessibility of USB technology in computer systems as well as the 480 Mb/s transfer rate of USB 2.0 makes USB Cameras ideal for many imaging applications. An increasing selection of USB 3.0 Cameras is also available with data transfer rates of up to 5 Gb/s.
Edmund Optics offers a variety of USB Cameras suited to meet many imaging needs. EO USB Cameras are available in both CMOS as well as CCD sensor types making them suitable across a larger range of applications. USB Cameras contain out-of-the-box functionality for quick setup and software is available to download for most models. USB Cameras using low power USB ports, such as on a laptop, may require a separate power supply for operation.