For many imaging applications, precise timestamps of when images are acquired can be valuable. Timestamps provided by imaging software are not always very precise as they can include delays due to the transmission, storage in RAM and processing of the images by the computer and software, especially at high frame rates. Some cameras support hardware timestamps generated by the camera’s electronics, allowing much more precise image timing. If understanding the timing of images is important to your imaging application, a camera that supports hardware timestamps is recommended.
Tucsen Camera Example Files of Timestamp