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Canon adds five new image sensors to their lineup

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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