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Canon adds five new image sensors to their lineup

Canon News is the first to report that Canon has added five new image sensors to their lineup for third party applications. A few of the sensors look like they already existed in previous Canon products.

12MP 1 Inch CMOS 4K Sensor
4K 12 megapixel CMOS sensor suitable for video / still image shooting

  • Filter Type – RGB
  • Sensitivity – 22,000 e/lx/sec @Analog gain x1 (TBD)
  • Sensor Size – 1 inch
  • Number of Effective Pixels – 4000x 3000 (Horizontal x Vertical)
  • Pixel Size – 3.2 um x 3.2 um
  • Shutter – Rolling shutter 12 bit, 24 fps (All Pixels)
  • Maximum Frame Rate – 10 bit, 60 fps (4K2K)
  • Saturation 22,000 e (TBD) @ Analog gain x 1
  • Dark Random Noise – 2.8 e rms @Analog gain x16 (TBD)
  • Dark Current – 17 e/sec (TBD) @package reverse side 60℃
  • Drive Frequency – 27 MHz (recommended)
  • Output Channels – Data: 12 lanes, Clock: 2 lanes
  • Output Format – LVDS output maximum 648 Mbps @12 bit
  • Power Consumption – 540 mW(Typ.) @All pixels readout 24fps (12bit)
  • Power Supply Voltages 3.3V, 1.8 V
  • Package Type – 150 pin ceramic LGA
  • Package Size – 25.10 mm x 22.20 mm x 2.99 mm

12MP 1/1.7 Inch CMOS Sensor
1.7 inch 12M CMOS sensor 4K compatible 1 / 1.7 inch 12 million pixel CMOS sensor with high sensitivity in a compact pixel size.

  • Filter Type – RGB
  • Sensitivity – 8,900 e/lx/sec @Analog gain x1 (TBD)
  • Sensor Size – 1 / 1.7 inch
  • Number of Effective Pixels 4000x 3000 (Horizontal x Vertical)
  • Pixel Size – 1.86 um x 1.86 um
  • Shutter – Rolling shutter 12 bit, 15 fps (All Pixels)
  • Maximum Frame Rate – 11 bit, 30 fps (4K2K)
  • Saturation – 12,000 e (TBD) @Analog gain x1
  • Dark Random Noise – 1.3 e rms @Analog gain x16 (TBD)
  • Dark Current – 7 e/sec (TBD) @package reverse side 60℃
  • Drive Frequency – 27 MHz (recommended)
  • Output Channels – Data: 12 lanes, Clock: 4 lanes
  • Output Format – LVDS output maximum 648 Mbps @12bit
  • Power Consumption – 0.52 W (Typ.) @All pixels readout 15 fps (12bit)
  • Power Supply Voltages 3.5V, 3.4V, 3.3 V, 1.8 V
  • Package Type – 129 pin ceramic LGA
  • Package Size – 15.80 mm x 14.90 mm x 2.10 mm

2.8MP 1/2.32 Inch High Dynamic range CMOS Sensor
2.3 inch 2.8M-HDR CMOS sensor Low noise 1 / 2.3 inch 2.8 million CMOS sensor with HDR function

  • Filter Type – RGB
  • Sensitivity (e/lx/sec) 25,000 (Green) @Analog  gain x1 (TBD)
  • Sensor Size – 1 / 2.32 inch equivalent
  • Number of Effective Pixels 1936 x 1456 (Horizontal x Vertical)
  • Pixel Size – 3.2 um x 3.2 um
  • Scan Type – Progressive scan
  • Shutter – Rolling shutter 120 dB, HDR
  • Dynamic Range – 75dB, Normal
  • Maximum Frame Rate (All Pixels) – 60 fps, Normal, 30 fps, HDR
  • Operating Temperature – -40℃ ~ 105℃(-40°F ~ 221°F)
  • Saturation – 23,000 e @Analog gain x1 (TBD)
  • Dark Random Noise – 2.7 e rms @Analog gain x4 (TBD)
  • Dark Current – 13 e/sec @Analog gain x 1, 60℃ (TBD), TBD @room temperature
  • Drive Frequency – 24MHz (recommended)
  • Output Channels – Data: 4 lanes, Clock: 1 lane MIPI-CSI2 output maximum 576 Mbps
  • Output Format – @in all-pixel operating mode 12bit, 60fps
  • Power Consumption – 300mW (Typ.) @using all pixels 60 fps (TBD)
  • Power Supply Voltages 3.3 V, 1.8 V, 1.2V
  • Package Type – 94 pin ceramic LGA
  • Package Size – 15.07 mm x 13.37 mm x 2.74 mm

Super 35mm 4K 9.34MP CMOS Sensor
Super35mm CMOS sensor that realizes high-quality 4K60fps video recording with high-speed signal readout technology

  • Filter Type – RGB
  • Sensitivity – 72,000 e/lx/sec @Analog gain x1 (TBD)
  • Sensor Size – super 35mm (Diagonal30 mm)
  • Number of Effective Pixels 4112x 2248 (Horizontal x Vertical)
  • Pixel Size – 6.4 um x 6.4 um
  • Shutter – Rolling shutter
  • Maximum Frame Rate 12bit, 60 fps (All Pixels)
  • Saturation – 39,000 e(TBD) @Analog gain x1
  • Dark Random Noise –  2.7 e rms @Analog gain x 8 (TBD)
  • Dark Current – 54 e/sec(TBD) @package reverse side 60℃
  • Drive Frequency – 72 MHz (recommended)
  • Output Channels – Data: 24 lanes, Clock: 2 lanes
  • Output Format – LVDS output maximum 576 Mbps @12 bit
  • Power Consumption – 2 W (Typ.) @All pixels readout 60 fps
  • Power Supply Voltages 3.3V, 2.1 V, 1.8 V, 1.0V, 0.85V, -1.2V
  • Package Type – 154 pin ceramic LCC
  • Package Size – 46.00 mm x 38.00 mm x 3.59 mm

Full Frame 50MP CMOS Sensor
High sensitivity 50 million pixel CMOS sensor equipped with gapless micro lens technology to collect light

  • Filter Type – RGB
  • Sensitivity – 32,000 e/lx/sec @Analog gain x16 (TBD)
  • Sensor Size – 35mm Full size (36 mm x 24 mm)
  • Number of Effective Pixels 8688x 5792 (Horizontal x Vertical)
  • Pixel Size – 4.14 um x 4.14 um
  • Shutter – Rolling shutter
  • Maximum Frame Rate – 6.8 fps (All Pixels)
  • Saturation – 38,000 e (TBD)
  • Dark Random Noise – 2.5 e rms @Analog gain x16 (TBD)
  • Dark Current – 9.6 e/sec (TBD) @package reverse side 60℃
  • Drive Frequency – 24 MHz (recommended)
  • Output Channels – Data: 16 ch
  • Output Format – 16 ch analog outputs
  • Power Consumption – 1.5 W (Typ.) @All pixels readout 6.8 fps
  • Power Supply Voltages 5.5V, 4.8V, 3.3V, 2.0V, 1.8 V, 1.5 V, 1.3V, 1.2V, -1.4V
  • Package Type – 104 pin ceramic QFP
  • Package Size – 55.2 mm x 44.35 mm x 2.74 mm

Below is a chart showing all of Canon’s available sensors. (New sensors in bold):

Product Pixel
type
Image
Size
Resolution Pixel
Size
(μm)
Chroma IF Max Frame Rate
(fps)
Application
2.8M HDR color Rolling-shutter 1 / 2.32 “ 2.8M 3.2 RGB MIPI CSI2 60 Surveillance
Full size 50M
color
Rolling-shutter 35mm Full Size 50M 4.14 RGB Analog
(serial)
6.8 Industry
/ Surveillance
1 / 1.7 inch
12M color
Rolling-shutter 1 / 1.7 “ 12M 1.86 RGB LVDS 30
(4K2K)
Surveillance
1 inch 12M
color
Rolling-shutter 1 “ 12M 3.2 RGB LVDS 60
(4K2K)
Surveillance
Super35mm
4K color
Rolling-shutter Super
35mm
10M 6.4 RGB LVDS 60 Surveillance
5MGS monochrome Global-shutter 2/3 “ 5M 3.4 B / W LVDS 120 Industry
5MGS color Global-shutter 2/3 “ 5M 3.4 RGB LVDS 120 Industly
/ Surveillance
5MGS RGBIR Global-shutter 2/3 “ 5M 3.4 RGB / IR LVDS 120 Industly
/ Life science
120M monochrome Rolling-shutter APS-H 120M 2.2 B / W LVDS 9.4 Industly
120M RGB Rolling-shutter APS-H 120M 2.2 RGB LVDS 9.4 Surveillance
/ Industly
120M RGBIR Rolling-shutter APS-H 120M 2.2 RGB / IR LVDS 9.4 Life science
/ Surveillance
35mm FHD
monochrome
Rolling-shutter 35mm Full Size 2M 19 B / W Analog
(serial)
115
(FullHD)
Space science
/ Surveillance
35mmFHD
RGB
Rolling-shutter 35mm Full Size 2M 19 RGB Analog
(serial)
115
(FullHD)
Space science
/ Surveillance

Pape

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nope youll get 5dv equvalent R :p
high resolution camera is uniportant for big picture.
unless it uses that 120mpix sensor.
They make 7d and high megapixel camera when they feel they secured their positions on markets again
 
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Proscribo

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So we will soon get a hi MP mirrorless?
nope youll get 5dv equvalent R :p
high resolution camera is uniportant for big picture.
unless it uses that 120mpix sensor
These are not sensors for Canon's products, these are sensors for others to buy from Canon.

Which begs the question, is Canon actively trying to get to the sensor market? As I understand from this and the earlier announcement, they didn't sell sensors to third parties before?
 
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Pape

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These are not sensors for Canon's products, these are sensors for others to buy from Canon.

Which begs the question, is Canon actively trying to get to the sensor market? As I understand from this and the earlier announcement, they didn't sell sensors to third parties before?
ahh i readed bad :)
 

Pape

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I guess when few peoples own 90% of everything they need lot of survellaince cameras to watch their belongings :p
Average peoples can just afford phone camera. sad times
 
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These are not sensors for Canon's products, these are sensors for others to buy from Canon.

Which begs the question, is Canon actively trying to get to the sensor market? As I understand from this and the earlier announcement, they didn't sell sensors to third parties before?
There was an article a while back discussing how Canon is moving into the sensor market.
 
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criscokkat

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There was an article a while back discussing how Canon is moving into the sensor market.
Yup. They are leaving money on the table if not. There is and will continue to be really high demand for quality, fast sensors in the automotive market. Tesla is right about using visual sensors over lidar, the biggest advantage lidar has is less computational processing is required. But as gpu based massively parallel processing gets more and more powerful and the software to analyze the outcome of that processing gets better, the market is only going to get bigger.

And Canon needs wants a piece of that pie, and needs the revenue. The printer business is 1/5 what it used to be, the camera market is shrinking, but the vehicle sensormarket is set to explode. By the time my kids have children that reach driving age that knowledge will be a hobby skill.
 

MintChocs

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Well the market is growing for all those dashboard cams and rear view mirror style cams plus no one feels safe opening the front door without a camera anymore.
 

Kit.

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the biggest advantage lidar has is less computational processing is required.
The biggest advantage a lidar has is that it cannot mistake an object that is nearby for an object that is far away.

But a lidar alone is not enough. It cannot detect lane marks and distinguish road signs.
 

canonnews

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The biggest advantage a lidar has is that it cannot mistake an object that is nearby for an object that is far away.

But a lidar alone is not enough. It cannot detect lane marks and distinguish road signs.
Fun fact, my understanding is that Lidar uses APD sensors (avalanche photo diode) in many of the applications. If you have been following my site and the patents I talk about, you'd see that Canon has also been doing a ton of work on APD sensors for automotive , etc applications.
 

C Tographer

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Canon has previously expressed interest in making sensors for smartphones, a market currently dominated by Sony.
 

criscokkat

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Fun fact, my understanding is that Lidar uses APD sensors (avalanche photo diode) in many of the applications. If you have been following my site and the patents I talk about, you'd see that Canon has also been doing a ton of work on APD sensors for automotive , etc applications.
I guess I should have clarified Lidar as the spinning mechanical current lidar. It’s too expensive and you still have to use imaging sensors too.

However flash lidar would integrate well with canons APD sensors. One emitter illuminates an entire side of the car in one flash, separated sensors on the car pick up the signal and determine distance and speed.
I would guess this might be the type of lidar they are developing with Panasonic.