Sony has today updated its CCD datasheets to include some of the newer 1/2.7" and 1/3.2" CCD sensors which are likely to be used in many new ultra-compact digital cameras announced over the next month. Every year sensor manufacturers increase pixel count and reduce sensor size to give us ever smaller, higher resolution digital cameras. This year we have already seen five megapixels in a 1/1.8" type CCD and three megapixels in a 1/2.7" type CCD.

Note: There are other CCD sensor manufacturers including Panasonic (Matsushita) and Sharp.

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Sony Seminconductors CCD sensor datasheets
(for digital still cameras)

Model Type Photo-sensitive
area
Total photo-detectors PDF datasheet *
ICX434 [NEW] 1/3.2" 4.54 x 3.42 mm 2.11 million RGB CFA
ICX284 1/2.7" 5.27 x 3.96 mm 2.11 million RGB CFA / CYGM CFA
ICX432 [NEW] 1/2.7" 5.27 x 3.96 mm 3.34 million RGB CFA
ICX274 1/1.8" 7.20 x 5.32 mm 2.11 million RGB CFA
ICX252 1/1.8" 7.20 x 5.32 mm 3.34 million RGB CFA / CYGM CFA
ICX262 1/1.8" 7.20 x 5.32 mm 3.34 million RGB CFA
ICX412 1/1.8"
7.20 x 5.32 mm 3.34 million RGB CFA
ICX406 1/1.8" 7.20 x 5.32 mm 4.13 million RGB CFA
ICX452 [NEW] 1/1.8" 7.20 x 5.32 mm 5.24 million RGB CFA
ICX282 2/3" 8.80 x 6.60 mm 5.24 million RGB CFA / CYGM CFA

* Earlier sensors were available in both RGB and CYGM color filter array 'flavours'