The Hitachi KPM3R is a 1/3 inch CCD monochrome camera that is useful into the near infrared spectrum. Peak sensitivity of the camera occurs at 640 nanometers compared with a conventional camera whose peak sensitivity occurs at 510 nanometers. Useful sensitivity of the KP-M3R extends above 900 nanometers, making it useful for applications ranging from microscopy to image processing systems. A high horizontal resolution of 570 TV lines and a S/N of 56 db provide detailed images with low noise, in a compact rugged package. Standard features include a multiple step electronic shutter, internal or external synchronization, field or frame integration mode, and a field-on-demand function. Using the field-on-demand feature the timing and length of an exposure can be accurately controlled. The field-on-demand can function in the one trigger, two trigger, fixed shutter, and external shutter modes of operation, allowing easy integration into machine vision systems.