Industrial cameras are meant for troubleshooting, accident detection and investigation, counting, color mark recognition, flaw detection, and remote monitoring. The video quality of industrial-employed cameras is usually unimportant, provided it can accurately record and depict motion imaging. In fact, due to the environment of their use, some features may be purposefully left out to reduce costs. These types of cameras are usually of the digital quality. Common uses include; cameras mounted on plumbing snakes; those used to monitor conditions in a toxic environment; providing a digital readout or analysis of products on an assembly line; and those mounted on the bumper of cars that provide an in-dash feed of the car's reverse clearance. Line scan cameras can be helpful in quality assurance monitoring. Line scan cameras capture data in a single row of pixels, rather than in a a full display. This is helpful for monitoring a stream of moving materials, like on an assembly line.
These types of cameras are useful for recording feature films, television shows and commercials, news broadcasts, sports events, web casts, and other types of motion capture that is meant for high-quality distribution. These cameras are characterized by a standardized frame rate to make their replay mechanisms compatible for use in a particular market's entertainment devices. These types of cameras almost always use film stock instead of digital frame rendering because of the lack of image noise when displayed at large dimensions. The most common film stock is 35 mm film. These types of cameras are sometimes used for unique recording and replay experiences, like for 3D films or IMAX theaters. These cameras will also have a sound recording unit, whether integral or part of a double-system recording.
Video cameras are very versatile, and as such, hundreds of styles with different features are available depending upon the application. Common industries served include broadcast/entertainment, industrial, scientific, and security.
Cameras meant for scientific research and studies usually have some proprietary feature not incorporated into other camera styles in order to aid in a specific function of the research. This could include low-light settings, submersible components, extremely high frame rates, clean-room compatibility, recordings of different light spectrums, miniature sizes, or resistance to chemicals and wear. These cameras can be used to research everything from space exploration to molecular biology. These cameras usually have high connectivity, so the image feeds can be relayed to multiple recording devices, transmitters, or computers. Scientific cameras can often do away with a synced audio feed in order to cut down their adverse expense.