WOW! Curved image sensors

Started Feb 20, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Robiro Veteran Member • Posts: 6,778
WOW! Curved image sensors

While reading this thread

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1033&message=34577839

I clicked the link to the article about Panasonic's new sensor technology.

What really caught my attention were these two paragraphs:

At the end of the talk Suzuki-san referred to two new future imaging functions being 3D imaging and curved image sensors.

Curved image sensors curve around the back of an aspherical lens element, producing huge gains in image quality and lens design. It's actually similar in design to the human retina.

WOW! What future prospects! Placing an ideally curved sensor behind an aspherical lens solves many things indeed. Like lens distortion (all lines will be straight by default!), vignetting (all areas on the sensor at the same distance from the lens!, light hitting the sensor at the same angle across its entire area!)

WOW! Can't wait to see what this can do. Does anybody have more info on this?

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