News |Canon shows off new full-frame low-light sensors

Canon shows off new full-frame low-light sensor


Canon has released a new video showing off the low-light performance of its new full-frame Full HD CMOS sensor, which can capture 100fps video.

The 9μm Full HD 35MMFHDXS CMOS Sensor Canon is developing is designed to capture Full HD video in near-dark conditions.

Explaining the technology on its new sensor development page, Canon says the low-light sensor’s pixels and readout circuitry incorporate new technologies that reduce noise.

Canon says it has achieved high sensitivity and increased well depth thanks to a larger pixel size of 19μm x 19μm (square). The video below shows off its capabilities.

The 35MMFHDXS CMOS sensor is available in RGB, RGB+IR or Monochrome.

Canon USA posted the video a day after it posted a video of its new 120-megapixel APS-H CMOS sensor, which boasts around 60x the resolution of Full HD.

Canon 35MMFHDXS Sensor Specifications

• Sensor size: 35mm film size (36.48mm x 20.52mm)
• Number of effective pixels: 2000h x 1128v, Approx. 2.2MP
• Filter types:
• 35MMFHDXSM: Monochrome
• Pixel size: 19μm x 19μm
• Progressive scan
• Rolling shutter
• Serial communication
• 180pin ceramic PGA
• Sensitivity:
• 35MMFHDXSC (Green): 1,100,000e/lx/sec @gain x1
• 35MMFHDXSM: 2,100,000e/lx/sec @gain x1
• Saturation: 61,000e @gain x1
• Dark RN: 2.2e rms @gain x16, around 35 °C
• Dark Current: 250e/sec @gain x16, 60°C
• Simultaneous reading of vertical 4 lines
• Drive frequency: 16ch x 18MHz (Recommended)
• Output format: Source follower output (Analog)
• Built in column amplifiers: (Basic pre-amplifier gain: x1, x4, x16)
• Power consumption: 2.2W (At 60 fps under recommended operating
• Power supply voltage: 5V, 3.3V, others
• Package size: 60.9mm x 44.6mm x 3.57mm

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