Canon Announces 35 mm full-size ultra-high sensitivity CMOS sensor 35MMFHDXSCA
Cannon today announced the launch of a 35 mm full-size ultra-high sensitivity CMOS sensor 35MMFHDXSCA that can capture color moving images under the low-light environment of 0.001 lux or less. Ultra high sensitivity is realized by a large pixel of 19 μm side. Canon’s proprietary technology reduces the noise that tends to increase as the pixel size increases, thereby achieving both super high sensitivity and low noise. In this way, it is possible to capture color moving images under the low illuminance environment of 0.001 lux or less where it is difficult to identify the subject with the naked eye, so it is possible to shoot moving images such as shooting stars.
As the new Canon CMOS sensor 35MMFHDXSCA can read out 2160 × 1280 pixels, which is wider than full HD (1920 × 1080), it is suitable for astronomical observation applications where wide range imaging is required and also supports monitoring for industrial applications with high pixel image needs. In addition, it is possible to increase the frame rate by reducing the number of readout lines by the readout position control function that reads only the necessary pixel portion, so it can be applied to monitoring applications in the nighttime highway. The CMOS sensor 35MMFHDXSCA can respond to a wide range of needs of super high sensitivity shooting such as astronomical observation, monitoring of natural disaster, industrial use etc.