It’s not news that Canon was looking to sell their 120-megapixel CMOS sensor, but now they’ve set up a platform specifically for selling their sensors in the industrial market. Three sensors are currently listed on the new Canon CMOS Sensors website. There’s the 120MP sensor, along with a 2.76MP extreme low light sensitivity sensor and a 5MP global shutter CMOS sensor.
These three sensors, along with a fourth 250-megapixel sensor, will all be on display at VISION, the world’s leading machine vision trade fair.
For several decades, Canon has been a leader in developing and manufacturing advanced CMOS sensors with state-of-the-art technologies, which until now, were for exclusive use in Canon products. It was a natural evolution to expand into a new business platform that leverages our expertise in sensor manufacturing to target the growing market demands for high-quality industrial imaging solutions.
– Kazuto Ogawa, Canon USA, President and COO
VISION runs from Tuesday, November 6th until Thursday, November 8th in Stuttgart, Germany. The four ssensors on display will include…
- 3U5MGXS CMOS Sensor – This 5-megapixel sensor contains an electronic global shutter capable of reading at 120 frames per second. It’s designed to help capture moving objects moving at high speeds without the distortion of standard rolling shutter CMOS sensors.
- 35MMFHDXSCA CMOS Sensor – With a massive 19um pixel pitch, this sensor is capable of capturing colour images in extremely low light environments. So low that even the human eye struggles to make out objects. It’s has a resolution of 2.76 megapixels and is designed for surveillance, astronomy and industrial applications.
- 120MXS CMOS Sensor – There’s not really much to say about this one that we don’t already know. It’s a 120-megapixels APS-H format sensor that captures at up to 9.4 frames per second. Ideal for ultra-high resolution tasks such as inspection, aerial mapping, life sciences, digital archiving and transportation monitoring.
- 2U250MRXS CMOS Sensor – This thing sounds pretty insane. It’s a 250MP sensor, with a readout speed of 1.25 billion pixels per second (so, 5 frames per second, effectively). Like the 120MP sensor above, it’s APS-H format, and offers high resolution with low noise and “incredible sensitivity”.
I doubt we’ll see any camera manufacturers buying these to drop into consumer products, but all of the above sensors would probably be pretty fun to play with.
There’s no word on pricing, not for the likes of us mere mortals. But if you do want to find out more, head on over to the Canon CMOS Sensors website.
[via Canon Rumors]