Fujifilm Announces First Multispectral Camera In The World To Adopt The Polarization System

Fujifilm today announced the development of a high-performance multispectral camera system, harnessing Fujifilm’s optical technologies and cutting-edge image processing technologies nurtured over many years. This is the first multispectral camera in the world to adopt the polarization system, capable of simultaneously capturing spectral image up to nine wavelength bands in high definition and presenting the image in real time. The system produces the images to visually present information that cannot be identified with the human eye.

High-performance multispectral camera system is equipped with a lens fitted with newly-developed filters, a polarization image sensor that can capture specific directional polarization image, and a cutting-edge image processing function. This system can simultaneously record images of different wavelength ranges in high definition and presenting them in real time. Applications of the new system include highly efficient and highly accurate quality inspection in production lines, and the identification of detailed growth status for agricultural crops, thereby contributing significantly to productivity improvement.

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The newly-developed filters serve as “polarizer” that lets light in a specific direction of polarization pass through as well as “optical bandpass filter” that passes light of a specific wavelength range. The system uses three filters to split light into up to nine wavelength bands, while also polarizing the light of each wavelength band into a specific oscillation direction.

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The polarization information of light in each wavelength band that has passed through the filters is recorded by the polarization image sensor and applied with the cutting-edge image processing function for visual presentation in high resolution and at a high frame rate . The system also allows users to choose an optical bandpass filter of the optimum wavelength band for their monitoring object.