; SWIR Camera Market Trends, Share, Forecast, 2030

SWIR Camera Market

SWIR Camera Market; by Application Type(Monitoring & Inspection, Security & Surveillance, and Detection); By Scanning Type (Line Scan and Area Scan); and Region -Analysis of Market Size, Share & Trends for 2016 - 2019 and Forecasts to 2030

Published on: Oct-2020
Report Code: FG ES 00274
No. of Pages: 175
Report Format: PDF

Product Overview

Swir camera market size was valued 177 Mn in 2021 and is expected to reach 445.1 Mn by 2031, at a CAGR of 9.7%  in the forecast period. 

SWIR camera is a shortwave infrared camera and is used in the field of security and monitoring, military, machine vision, photovoltaics, medical, spectroscopic, thermography, telecommunications, and instrumentation as standalone equipment and as integrators. They are used to identify and obtain radiation that is undetectable to human's eyes. Because of its low cost, lightweight, and low energy consumption, the SWIR cameras, such as cooled and non-cooled cameras, are commonly used in residential, commercial, military, and manufacturing industries. Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) defines a particular wavelength range that coats and designs electronic and optical elements. In contrast to other visible instruments, shortwave infrared (SWIR) often negotiate with a wide range of advantages when used for various applications, including sorting, control, and quality monitoring, among other domains.

Market Highlights

Swir camera market is expected to project a CAGR of 9.7% during the forecast period, 2021-2031

According to the report, the demand for SWIR cameras in end-user verticals such as military and defense for security and surveillance has led to the rapid growth of the market. In area fields such as nanotechnology, the low energy sector, and other research centers, these cameras are used for research purposes. The key causes of the growing demand for SWIR line scan cameras for machine-view applications increased SWIR cameras' penetration in a vertical military and defense environment and the SWIR cameras' adoption in industrial applications are the predominant factors.

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Global SWIR Camera Market: Segments

Global SWIR Camera Market has been segmented based on Scanning type, application type. It has been further segmented based on region into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Mid East, and Africa.

By Scanning Type (in %), Global SWIR Camera Market, 2019

Line Scansegment is anticipated to register XX% of the volume share and is expected to grow at the highest CAGR.

Global SWIR Camera Market is segmented by scanning type into Line Scan Andrea Scan. During the projected timeframe, SWIR will grow in the highest CAGR for line-scan-SWIR technology. SWIR line-scan platform allows cameras centered on SWIR technology to be used in the field of visual improvement of night vision, detecting humidity, inspecting solar cells, camouflage, silicon wafer inspections, and other surveillance activities.

By Application type (in %), GlobalSWIR Camera Market, 2019

Security & Surveillance segment accounted for XX% of the global volume in 2019 and is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR.

Global SWIR Camera Market is segmented by Application type: Monitoring &Inspection, Security & Surveillance, and Detection. A lot of military and emergency services require all-time protection in all weather conditions. Many trespassers attempt to cover their movements with different camouflage methods that fit the prevailing environments. They manipulate the conditions like clouds, fog, or sandstorms and even use a smoke grenade.  The operation of SWIR detectors is not constrained by the haze and smoke. While the visible realm’s color content is not captured, SWIR images, which are made of light reflecting the observable objects, can also be easily understood and directly perceived as visible objects. 

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Global SWIR Camera Market: Market Dynamics


Growing security concerns and rising military spending

In regions such as Asian countries and North America, additional funding for military personnel means upgrading defense equipment with next-generation equipment such as SWIR cameras and other infrared sensors technologies. These devices can conduct security and surveillance activities effectively, particularly in areas with poor visibility, allowing enemy troops to carry out undetected unfair activities. The demand for such specialized equipment is anticipated to accelerate as concerns about national security escalate.

Growing end-user investments

Many end-use sectors, including research and development, medical and health sectors are using these types of cameras. They are used for the identification of radiation that human eyes cannot see. This type of camera offers a range of benefits for the user including lower cost, low weight, and low power consumption. Also, for inspection, monitoring, and quality control, the semi-conductive industry incorporates short infrared (SWIR) imaging cameras. The semiconductor industry worldwide is and still is growing as one of the largest industries.


Violation of human rights

It is controversial to use these devices because it poses issues of personal data security and critics may claim to have violated basic human rights and claim it to be illegal and irrational. This is to some degree restrict the market growth.

Global SWIR Camera Market: Key Players

  • Collins Aerospace (US)
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Xenics NV (Belgium)
  • Allied Vision Technologies (Germany)
  • Photon etc. (Canada)
  • Sofradir Group (France)
  • New Imaging Technologies (France)
  • FLIR Systems (US)
  • C.E.I.A. SpA (US)
  • Raptor Photonics (UK)
  • Teledyne Princeton Instruments (US)
  • Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)
  • Other prominent players

Global SWIR Camera Market: Regions

APAC was the largest market accounting for XX% of total market volume share in 2019

APAC is expected to have a tremendous growth rate during the predicted timeframe due to the many production capabilities in the region. In daily production operations and to reduce production costs, demand for SWIR technology is growing. In the manufacture of electronics, food, drink and glass, and protection & monitoring processes, SWIR sensors are implemented. In the light of the relations between many APAC countries, there is a growing demand for SWIR technology for border operations for surveillance and security applications from their military and defense industries.

Asia Pacific: China, Japan, India, and Rest of Asia Pacific
Europe: Germany, the UK, France, and Rest of Europe
North America: The US, Mexico, and Canada
Latin America: Brazil and Rest of Latin America
Middle East & Africa: GCC Countries and Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Global SWIR Camera Market is further segmented by region into:

  • North America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y, Growth, CAGR – the United States and Canada
  • Latin America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y, Growth, CAGR – Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, NORDIC, Russia, Turkey and Rest of Europe
  • APAC Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – India, China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, and Rest of APAC
  • MENA Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – North Africa, Israel, GCC, South Afric

Global SWIR Camera Market: Competitive Landscape

Continuously a robust contest to create and launch niche and creative products for a distinguishing advantage is being held for key players in this industry. Many businesses are therefore increasing their R&D capacity by increasing investments, partnerships, and acquisitions. For instance, to minimize cognitive overload, FLIR Systems (US) has released Ranger HDC MR, the full HD camera that detects illegality in bad weather, using encoded analysis and picture processing.

Global SWIR Camera Market report also contains analysis on:

SWIR Camera market segments:

  • By System type:
    • Millimeter-Wave Systems
    • Backscatter Systems
    • Others
  • By Application type:            
    • Critical Infrastructure
    • Transport
    • Others
  • SWIR Camera Market Dynamics
  • SWIR Camera Market Size
  • Supply & Demand
  • Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
  • Competition & Companies Involved in the Market
  • Value Chain of the Market
  • Market Drivers and Restraints

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