SL13- ISO_12233 resolution Test Target

ISO 12233: 2000 Standard
Full Field Resolution and Calibration
Available on Multiple Formats

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US $0.00

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This ISO 12233 Chart is based on the year 2000 version, and has been created for measuring the resolution of electronic still cameras. The chart  is applicable to the measurement of both monochrome and colour cameras which output digital data.

The target is used to measure visual resolution, as well as limiting resolution, and it allows you a simple method to obtain spatial frequency response (SFR) data. (SFR is similar to that of MTF measurements for a camera).



We offer 3 different material, with the chrome patterns being the highest resolution and the sharpest edges. The sizes given are the material sizes - the pattern will be 50mm smaller in both X and Y 

  • Photo Paper: A very high resolution photo paper, with a semi matte finish, on a waterproof polyethelyne base
  • Opal Glass: White glass with a black chrome etched pattern. The glass is translucent and transmits 30% of light, making this material ideal to use as a "lightbox" effect
  • Soda Lime Glass: Optical quality glass, with a chrome pattern etched into the surface.


  • Central double frequency concentric circles for focusing.
  • 100-600 LP and 500-2000 LP  wedge shapes for measuring optical resolution in the horizontal, vertical and corners.
  • 100-1000 LP square wave sweeps for measuring vertical and horizontal limiting resolution
  • 5deg slanted edge bars and squares for measuring SFR
  • 45 degree slanted edge for measuring SFR
  • 5deg slanted edge  H-shapes for measuring SFR at far sides of field
  • 5deg long thin lines checking scan linearity in horizontal and vertical
  • 100-1000 LP short black lines for pulse responses in the horizontal and vertical
  • Spoked Wheel Circle for inspoection of scanning non-linearities
  • Checkerboard patterns for image compression artifacts



Our standard production turnaround is 3 days from receipt of order for the majority of these products. Some of the larger plates, and white glass materials, may take a few days longer as these are made to order. 


Material Specifications
Product Specifications
(Size: 2.2 MB)
This is a low resolution picture showing the general design layout of one of the layout options. The layout you receive may differ slightly. We will send you a copy of your chosen layout after ordering. The quality of the picture does not represent the final product.


On transparent glass charts , the pattern is chrome with a low reflective oxide coating  (11% reflectivity at 436nm wavelengths). They are made at high presicion, using a photolithographic method, ensuring the very best quality. The Optical Density of the chrome is  >2.8 in the visible bandwidth, and the chrome is coated to approx 0.1um thick. 

On the opal glass, the pattern is 6% reflectivity at 650nmwavelengths, and the optical desnity is higher at > 4 in the visible bandwidth.



Soda Lime Glass is the most common substrate used for optical targets, due to its good quality/price ratio. The glass is optically good, very flat and has no imperfections. If used in a photo-lithographic process, glass can be used with a very wide variety of light sources from 350nm upwards, with an excellent transparency. Soda Lime glass has a thermal co-efficient expansion of 93 (10-7) which is approximately 10 ppm (parts per million) , and a transmittance value of 88% at 375-450nm, with a glass flatness class of 5um for the smaller plates and 10um for the larger plates. 





Q: The pattern doesnt represent what i need - can we alter it as a special design?

A: Yes ....The patterns here are standard products, but we can certainly transfer almost any design to the slide (Note the price will change accordingly)


Q: How long from order to dispatch?

A: Typically we have these products in stock on the shelf - however, it may take upto 3 days before they are dispatched. The very largest glass based products are made to order and will take 7-10 days before shipment. If you need the product more urgently, please contact us direct and we will do our best !


Q: Can you send me a scaled picture showing the detail in higher resolution?

A: Certainly, we have higher resolution graphics that we can email you. Please contact us via the Live Support or by Email.


Q: Can I have different materials?

A: Yes. Our standard high resolution products are Low Reflective Chrome on Soda Lime glass or Polyester Photo Paper - but we can offer different base material (transparent film, painted film ettc)  There may be minimum order quantities for most of these special materials.