Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Sharp develops 12-megapixel compact CCD sensor

updated 10:40 am EST, Wed November 8, 2006

Sharp 12MP camera sensor

Sharp has announced the creation of a new 12MP CCD sensor, designed to fit inside compact digital cameras. By contrast, today's most powerful compacts (such as Canon's PowerShot G7) are limited to 10MP. Many digital SLR cameras have less than 10MP. Measuring a mere 1/1.7-inches, Sharp's sensor shrinks each photosite down to 1.88 microns. This has caused worry at websites such as Digital Photography Review, which notes that the push for more megapixels may actually decrease sensitivity, increase noise, and put too much demand on the lower-grade lenses used in compacts. Sharp should start mass-producing the sensor in January. No specific camera models have been announced, either by Sharp or third parties.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

Patriot Stellar Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 drive

A vast selection of USB memory sticks means that consumers can often find exactly the size drive they need in a configuration that can ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News