Articles tagged "sensor"

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Samsung's ISOCELL Plus promises better color accuracy and low light performance

A new material helps increase the light sensitivity of Samsung's next generation mobile image sensors.

Canon teases CMOS sensor nearly 40 times larger than a 35mm full-frame sensor

Back in 2010, Canon announced that it was developing the world's largest CMOS sensor, measuring about 40 times larger than full frame. The company has just updated its website with more details.

Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made

A teardown of a Nikon D850 has provided proof that the camera's sensor is made by Sony Semiconductor. The chip's design and performance already strongly supported this, but the confirmation also gives a hint about how the industry works.

Tiny micro-camera sensor is self-powered by light

University of Michigan engineers Euisik Yoon and Sung-Yun Park have developed a nearly microscopic image sensor that doesn't require an external source of power.

Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor

Canon's 120MXS APS-H CMOS sensor can capture 120MP at 9.4fps. To get an idea of just how much resolution that is, Canon created this demo video, that pits the 120MXS footage against regular 1080p HD from a Canon 1D Mark IV.

Samsung wants to dethrone Sony, reach #1 in the global image sensor market

According to a recent report out of South Korea, Samsung is increasing production of its ISOCELL image sensors in a bid towards market leadership for image sensors. To reach this goal, Samsung will have to dethrone current market leader Sony... no small task.

Panasonic unveils 'industry-first' 8K organic image sensor with global shutter

Panasonic has continued to develop its organic/CMOS image sensor tech, and the latest breakthrough is big: an image sensor that can shoot 8K at 60p, boasts incredible dynamic range, and has global shutter capability.

DxOMark: The full-frame Leica M10 is 'on par' with the best APS-C sensors

DxOMark just finished their review of the Leica M10 sensor, and while it outperforms almost every other digital Leica ever made, it still falls significantly short of the top-of-the-line full-frame sensors out there.

Sony a7R III ties Nikon D850: Best mirrorless full-frame camera DxOMark has ever tested

The DxOMark score is in for the Sony a7R III, and no surprises here: it's fantastic. In fact, the a7R III ties the Nikon D850 for the top score ever awarded to a full-frame camera.

Expect twice the resolution and speed from the next Fuji GFX and Hasselblad X1D

Sony's recently announced IMX461 backside illuminated medium format sensor will bring 100MP resolution and almost 2x the speed to the next-gen Fuji GFX and Hasselblad X1D.

The medium format Hasselblad X1D is the highest rated camera on DxOMark

The mirrorless medium format Hasselblad X1D is officially the highest rated camera DxOMark has ever tested, 'crashing through the 100-point barrier' with an overall score of 102.

New Samsung image sensors use dual pixel for fast AF and synthetic bokeh

Samsung Electronics has launched two new smartphone image sensors with some interesting features and a design that can fit into very thin devices without the need for a camera bump.

Report: Samsung is developing a 1,000fps mobile image sensor

According to a reliable Korean report, Samsung is developing a smartphone sensor that's capable of super slow motion. Translation: Samsung's next batch of Galaxy smartphones may be able to shoot 1,000fps.

Phase One unveils IQ3 100MP Trichromatic digital back, promises unmatched color quality

Phase One has released a new 100MP digital back called the Trichromatic. Designed with Sony, the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic promises "unsurpassed color quality."

Don't fry your sensor if you're shooting the eclipse

If you're shooting the solar eclipse here's a hint: don't fry your camera's sensor. Use a proper solar filter that offers at least 16 stops of light filtration, along with UV and IR filtering. More important? Don't look at it unless you've got solar filters. Sensors can be replaced, your retinas can't.

Sony Kumamoto sensor factory earthquake: first public footage

On April 16, 2016 disaster struck in Kumamoto in the form of an unprecedented 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Here is the public's first look at Sony's sensor factory during the quake, the resulting damage and the efforts to restore operations.

Sony patents 400mm F2.8 lens for a curved medium format sensor

It's been a crazy day for innovative patent news. Apparently Sony is thinking of developing a medium format curved sensor camera.

Sony 1000 fps sensor gives high-speed vision to industrial robots

The ability to shoot images at 1,000 fps first appeared in a Sony smartphone sensor. Now the Japanese manufacturer is using the same feature for industrial applications.

CEA-Leti has developed a fully-functional curved full-frame image sensor

French research institute CEA-Leti has developed a fully-functional 20MP full-frame curved image sensor for use in telescopes. Will this motivate camera companies to speed up their own curved sensor R&D?

Samsung launches Isocell image sensor brand

Isocell comprises four sub-brands: Bright, Fast, Slim and Dual which are tailored to specific mobile device market demands.

Sony announces new 20MP 1-inch sensor for industrial applications

Sony's new CMOS sensor is backside-illuminated and offers an all-pixel global reset function which should drastically reduce rolling shutter effect when panning.

Microsoft demonstrates better way to bend sensors for simpler lenses and better IQ

Microsoft has become the latest company to show its hand in the race to gain the image quality benefits of curved sensors. Its Project Vermont has developed a method for bending conventionally made silicon sensors into more uniformly-curved shapes.

Sony releases machine vision sensor capable of 1000 fps object tracking

It won't end up in a smartphone or camera, but Sony's IMX382 high-speed vision sensor is still pretty cool. Read more

Sony's sensor roadmap includes a 150MP medium-format chip for 2018

Sony semiconductor is planning to launch several medium-format image sensors with 100 or 150MP resolution in 2018. Read more

This CMOS sensor with 3D-printed microlenses is designed to mimic predator vision

Using 3D printing to create ultra-precise micro-lenses directly on a CMOS sensor might one day help drones see the way eagles and other predators do. Read more

DxOMark gives RED Helium 8K sensor a record-breaking 108 score

DxOMark has given RED’s 35.4MP Helium 8K sensor its highest overall score ever: 108. This makes the prototype sensor the second ever to exceed the 100 point milestone, joined only by the RED Epic Dragon prototype. Read more

Sensor innovations push global shutter chip capabilities

Innovative sensor designs are making it possible to push the boundaries of global shutter technology in consumer and ultra high speed applications – including the ability to record longer one million fps clips at higher resolution. Read more

Full frame 48MP sensor with global shutter and 8K video hits market from CMOSIS

The Belgian manufacturer that makes some of the sensors used in Leica’s cameras has announced a new offering that features 48MP pixels and a global shutter. Read more

A look at Google Pixel's sensor reveals potential HDR video tech

XDA Developers has published an article with some insights into the Sony IMX378 sensor used in the recently announced Google Pixel smartphones, including a technology that could potentially improve HDR video. Read more

Canon introduces global shutter CMOS sensor with improved dynamic range

Canon's new sensor uses global shutter to do away with distortions caused by a rolling shutter, and uses a new structure for improved dynamic range compared to other global shutter sensors. Read more

Sony expects to restart image sensor production by end of month

Sony, one of the biggest sensor manufacturers for the photographic industry, has announced its sensor plant in the earthquake-hit Kumamoto region will be ready to begin production again by the end of this month. Read more

Raspberry Pi updates camera board with 8MP Sony IMX219 sensor

Tinkerers and DIY-ers can now add an 8MP Sony IMX219 sensor to their Raspberry Pi projects. Updating the previously available 5MP OmniVision chip, the Sony sensor accessory costs just $25. Learn more

Kumamoto earthquake keeps Sony sensor factory shuttered

The major earthquakes that struck Japan on April 14th and 15th have closed Sony's Kumamoto factory, which primarily manufacturers sensors for digital cameras. Read more

Sony develops 22MP smartphone sensor with on-chip AF processing and video IS

Sony has announced a 22.5MP Exmor RS imaging sensor for smartphones. The new stacked 1/2.6" CMOS sensor, called IMX318, is smaller than most used by current smartphones and includes on-chip processing for AF and video image stabilization. Sony has used pixels measuring 1.0µm, allowing for a smaller sensor with higher resolution to be included in likewise slimmer mobile devices. Read more

Panasonic and Fujifilm reveal joint sensor development, offering global shutter

Panasonic claims that it has achieved 10x higher saturation (more than 3EV greater dynamic range) in a sensor using an Organic Photoconductive Film (OPF) developed by Fujifilm. In addition to greater dynamic range, the new sensor technology promises other benefits that should appeal to both photographers and videographers such as global shutter and more flexible lens design. Read more

Sony finalizes buyout of Toshiba's sensor business

Back in October, Sony announced its intention to buy out Toshiba's sensor business, and today they've sealed the deal. Sony is spending ¥19 billion ($154 million) on the acquisition, which includes technology and a factory in Oita, Japan. Toshiba's 1,100 workers will be offered positions at Sony Semiconductor after the merger closes by the end of the first quarter 2016. Read more

InVisage brings long-promised Quantum Film smartphone sensor to market

Startup InVisage has announced a smartphone sensor with global shutter for distortion-free video and greater dynamic range than its CMOS rivals. The Quantum13 is a 13MP sensor based on the company's Quantum Film technology that moves away from silicon as the light-sensitive medium. The sensor, now available in small quantities for testing by smartphone makers, can also be built into a smaller package for slimmer smartphones. We spoke to CEO Jess Lee about the sensor and what it brings to the market.

Sony spins off image sensor division to form its own company

Sony Corporation is to split the part of its business that makes imaging sensors away from the Devices segment that it currently comes under, to form its own company called Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation. Sony has said that the degree of autonomy that the new company will enjoy will allow it to react more quickly to changing market forces and will encourage the business to grow more quickly. Read more

DxOMark: EOS 5DS/R sensor is highest-ranked Canon sensor yet

DxOMark published its report on the 50MP sensor in the Canon's EOS 5DS and 5DS R. They're the best-performing Canon sensors to date, offering massive resolution along along with small dynamic range improvements. Do the cameras raise the bar relative to competitors though? Our technical editor Rishi does a thorough analysis, using DxO's data to pit the 5DS against the Nikon D810. Click through for more

Sony Semiconductor site gives glimpse of next-generation sensors

A 20MP Four Thirds sensor, a high-speed APS-C sensor, and a Stacked CMOS design for enthusiast compacts are likely to be just three of the sensors we can expect to see in cameras over the coming months. Sony's semiconductor division has made these products public with the creation of a new website, which lists some of the chips it offers to potential buyers. Alongside many familiar-sounding sensors are examples we've yet to see in any cameras. Read more

CP+ 2015: Canon shows off prototype 120MP CMOS sensor

We're at CP+ in Yokohama, Japan, where Canon is showing off a prototype ultra high-resolution 120MP CMOS sensor. Canon is claiming it has a pixel count equivalent to the number of photoreceptors in a human eye. Its surface area is halfway between APS-C and full-frame, and it appears to be mostly directed at video applications, capable of recording at approximately 60x the resolution of Full HD. Click through to have a look

Sony debuts 21MP stacked CMOS sensor for smartphones

Sony has unveiled a new stacked CMOS image sensor for use in smartphones. Called the IMX230, it features 21 effective megapixels, on-chip phase detection AF and 4K video recording. The chip is a 1/2.4-inch type with square pixels measuring 1.12um x 1.12um each. Video of up to 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution is available with HDR function (also available in stills mode). Read more

Sony spends $345 million to expand its production of image sensors for smartphone cameras

UPDATED: Sony's curved sensors may allow for simpler lenses and better images

UPDATE: Sony has released an image taken with its curved sensor, and provided more details on what we might expect from its curved sensor technology. We've updated our previous story with this image and details. Read more

Sony's curved sensors may allow for simpler lenses and better images

The sensors inside digital cameras are - generally - flat. But curved sensors promise greater sensitivity, better image quality, and provide scope for simpler lenses. Recently, Sony showed off some examples of curved image sensors, including (tantalizingly) a full-frame chip. Device manager Kazuichiro Itonaga claims: "The team has made somewhere in the vicinity of 100 full-size sensors with their bending machine. We are ready." Read on to learn more about this exciting new tech, how it imitates the human eye, and how it may find its way into consumer products.

Samsung has published a video that explains the Galaxy S5's ISOCELL camera sensor technology.

Apple buys 3D sensor company PrimeSense

The company behind the motion tracking in the original Xbox 360 Kinect has been acquired by Apple.

Canon releases sample video from high-sensitivity full frame CMOS sensor

Canon has released a short video produced with a unique full frame CMOS sensor. Announced in March, it's a sensor dedicated to extreme low light video recording with unusually large pixels. The test subject? A group of Yaeyama-hime fireflies on Japan's Ishigaki Island. Click through to read more.

Leaked photos show two versions of rumored accessory.

Sensor size is what matters and the trend is for larger, says Aptina

Consumers need to think about sensor size rather than pixel count, says Aptina's Sandor Barna, because larger image sensors are likely to appear in all types of devices. Barna, the Vice President and General Manager of sensor maker Aptina's Consumer Camera Business Unit, spoke to us about the challenges facing compact cameras, the niche that will continue to exist for them, and hints that more large sensor compacts are on their way.

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