Canon Inc. began offering from March 18, an industrial camera dubbed the M15P-CL to be used for quality control on production lines such as LCD panels, solar cell panels, precision optical components etc. The camera features a black and white APS-C size 15 MP CMOS sensor with a Nikon F mount for F-mount compatible interchangeable lenses, which are widely used for industrial inspection cameras. The focus is manual only and output is based on the Camera Link interface. The high resolution camera enables the user to inspect scratches, dusts and defects which the human eye cannot easily detect. Oita Canon produces the camera at a pace of 50 units per month.