Canon Revolutionizes the Concepts of CMOS Image Sensor

By Avik, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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Canon has always been the pioneer in the photography business and holds patents in many bleeding edge technologies over the ages.

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Concepts regarding CMOS Image Sensors went through distinct upheaval as the company rolled out world’s largest CMOS image sensor with a chip size measuring 202 x 205 mm.

This sensor moved 40 times ahead of its predecessor and is presently the largest commercial CMOS sensor brought to you by Canon. It also happens to be among the largest chips that can be moulded out of a 12-inch (300 mm) wafer. This sensor reduces the image capture criteria to one-hundredth the amount of light required by a 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor, thus highly increasing the efficiency. This innovation facilitates the shooting of 60 frame-per-second video with a mere 0.3 lux of illumination.

Previously, the phenomenon of enlarging the sensor faced hurdles like delay in transmission and receipt of data signals. Thankfully, Canon had these issues resolved successfully.

It is supposed that these CMOS image sensors from Canon will aid in getting video footage of stars at night and in preparing doctrines regarding nocturnal animal behavior.

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