Which parameters are important to look for in camera specs./data-sheets if it will be used for irradiance pattern analysis from near infra-red sources. Typical spectra range of interest is from ~700nm to ~1000nm.
I would illuminate a diffuse surface (e.g. grey-card) and then try to capture the image with a camera, which is max 1 to 1.5 m from the surface, for later analysis. The images would analysed in matlab or similar and I would like to have dynamic range of minimum 100 grey-scale levels.
Here is a list of the cameras that I think could be well suited.
Hamamatsu ORCA-spark Digital CMOS camera C11440-36U
acA1300-60gmNIR - Basler ace
WESTBORO SMART Series USB3 CMOS
For example, quantum efficiency of Basler ace camera at 900 nm is ~30% and Hamamatsu has only about 7% at 900 nm. Does this means that Hamamastu would be worse choice here or there is more things to consider ?