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Sony curved CMOS image sensor boasts higher light sensitivity

06/13, 4:15pm

Curved image sensor still in development, mimics human eye

Sony has shown off a new style of camera sensor for the first time, one that has a curved surface. The unnamed curved CMOS sensor is said to offer a number of benefits when compared to normal, flat sensors used in modern cameras, with engineers claiming it to be 1.4 times more sensitive to light than flat equivalents at the center of the sensor, and twice as sensitive at the edges.

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Canon shows off new CMOS video sensor in nighttime firefly video

09/13, 2:51pm

Forest recorded in near-total darkness

Canon has released a promotional video shot using one of the company's new 35mm full-frame CMOS sensors. A camera prototype outfitted with the sensor successfully captured Yaeyama-hime fireflies, along with the surrounding vegetation, in a forest on Japan's Ishigaki Island off the northeastern coast of Taiwan.

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Toshiba creates 20-megapixel sensor for compact cameras

12/27, 5:14am

Set to begin mass production in August 2013

Toshiba has shown off a new backlit 20-megapixel sensor aimed at compact cameras, a month after revealing a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor for smartphones. The TCM5115CL BSI CMOS sensor, in the 1 /2.3-inch form factor, gives a 4-megapixel upgrade to the 16-megapixel glass ceiling of compact cameras, and is claimed by the company to have the highest resolution in the optical format in the industry.

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New Samsung sensor captures image, depth simultaneously

02/29, 9:10pm

Samsung sensor could offer gesture control use

Samsung has developed a new camera sensor technology that offers the ability to simultaneously capture image and depth. The breakthrough could potentially be applied to smartphones and other devices as an alternative method of control where hand gestures could be used to carry out functions without having to touch a screen or other input. According to Tech-On, it uses a CMOS sensor with red, blue and green pixels, combined with an additional z-pixel for capturing depth.

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