In the beginning of 2015, Sony, the world’s largest manufacturer of CCD sensors, announced to discontinue all sensors based on this technology (2026). Many users are now asking what the latest CMOS sensors have as advantages over the old sensors, in particular, if they have been using CCD based cameras up to now. In the White Paper, Basler – world renowned camera manufacturers, discuss in depth this question,  explain the sensor technologies, compare the new CMOS sensors to the existing CCD sensors and provide tips as to when it makes sense to select a new camera with CMOS sensors. Furthermore, that should be observed after integration.