Canon Shows off 1/1.8-inch Sensor Capturing 1080p Video at 0.08Lux

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Here’s something I missed in the last month that was picked up by PetaPixel.
Canon has announced the launch of a new 1/1.8-inch CMOS sensor called the LI7050. This new sensor is capable of recording video in low light environments down to 0.08lux.
The main application for this image sensor isn’t for the photography or videography industry. The main applications will be network and security cameras, microscopes, wearable security cameras as well as underwater drones.
The new sensor also has an HDR drive function that increases dynamic range by a wide margin. The new sensor is capable of recording between 0.08 lux and 80,000 lux, this eliminates blown-out whites and clipping in blacks.
This sensor...
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This sensor won’t be in your next EOS R camera, but it’s still a pretty impressive piece of technology.

Allegations that Canon has had this for years and didn't sell it to cripple their cameras, in 3..2..1..

edit: change formatting--habit from old site had me using blockquote tags.
 
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This sensor won’t be in your next EOS R camera, but it’s still a pretty impressive piece of technology.
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Allegations that Canon has had this for years and didn't sell it to cripple their cameras, in 3..2..1..
Come on...the community is way past that. It'll be allegations of overheating and artificial record limits.
 
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While it might not benefit our cameras directly, glad Canon has their own sensor divisions and can continue to innovate there. Eventually that will mean something new and cool for us. Although, the latest cameras are getting to the point where amazing images are almost too easy to get.
 
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Sean C

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Self driving cars? In that application, a sensor that's difficult to blind by high dynamic range could be useful (lights or darks).
 
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Bahrd

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Self driving cars? In that application, a sensor that's difficult to blind by high dynamic range could be useful (lights or darks).
In the "traditional" cars it will be helpful as well (a rear view "mirror", 360° view, etc.).
 
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That was extremely impressive to watch. If anyone hasn't seen it, the documentary series on Netflix called "Night on Earth" is a must watch. It shows what can be done with these low light monsters - much of that series was shot on Sony A7SII cameras as well. There is a practical use for many technologies that we may dismiss at face value.
 

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Here we are again ! Barry Lindon # 2 .. The candle is not the only illuminating source:
1- Light diffuses as in circle
2- when actress blows on candle only the light emanated by candle moves (the shadow behind the model on the wall..)
3- it is not respected the principle and measurement of the "foot - candle" proportion: the wall behind actress is illuminated in a very even way - while instead at the farest corner should be very dark respect to the closer part to actress
Try urself at home - light a candle and see # 1 and # 3 to happen
 

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Here we are again ! Barry Lindon # 2 .. The candle is not the only illuminating source:
1- Light diffuses as in circle
2- when actress blows on candle only the light emanated by candle moves (the shadow behind the model on the wall..)
3- it is not respected the principle and measurement of the "foot - candle" proportion: the wall behind actress is illuminated in a very even way - while instead at the farest corner should be very dark respect to the closer part to actress
Try urself at home - light a candle and see # 1 and # 3 to happen
So the moon landing was faked after all?
 

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So the moon landing was faked after all?
Yet another conspiracy theory. Poor Canon (not)... Can someone Call Tony and Chelsea, please. Quick.. the Next episode of Canon drama is coming to their YT channel soon. :)
 

chellm

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So the moon landing was faked after all?
YES - as covid -19 - as Cristoforo Colombo - as JFK shot by Oswald and Virginity of Virgin Mary..
If u are a person of pictures and filming u should ask urself why the quality of images of space ship around the moon are so terrible while instead - once landed - they are tuck sharp of Hassy quality.. and also ask urself why Zeiss Distagon 50mm doesnt focus at infinity with subject at 3 meters (i.e. hills in back ground.. ) in the photos after landing .. Plus much more..
If is for this S.K. didnt conceived the steadycam - already existing as "balanced arm" - he maybe "revealed in his filming..
 
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YES - as covid -19 - as Cristoforo Colombo - as JFK shot by Oswald and Virginity of Virgin Mary..
If u are a person of pictures and filming u should ask urself why the quality of images of space ship around the moon are so terrible while instead - once landed - they are tuck sharp of Hassy quality.. and also ask urself why Zeiss Distagon 50mm doesnt focus at infinity with subject at 3 meters (i.e. hills in back ground.. ) in the photos after landing .. Plus much more..
If is for this S.K. didnt conceived the steadycam - already existing as "balanced arm" - he maybe "revealed in his filming..
I like the Rupert Grint version.
 

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Looks impressive. Obviously trying to sell to a wide audience. In general they really did make a mess of sensor sizing naming. The use of imperial measurements in a digital era was not a good idea. I don’t know why they didn’t use area or diagonal width.
 

SteveC

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Looks impressive. Obviously trying to sell to a wide audience. In general they really did make a mess of sensor sizing naming. The use of imperial measurements in a digital era was not a good idea. I don’t know why they didn’t use area or diagonal width.
And what's worse is it isn't even really the imperial (or US customary; the two aren't really the same in some realms like liquid measure, an imperial gallon is larger than a US gallon, so it's a distinction sometimes worth making) size of the sensor, the thing being referenced is the diameter of the vacuum tube they used to come in, which of course was larger. So even a "one inch" sensor isn't one inch.

And just to make it even worse than that, the number is expressed as a reciprocal, 1/1.8, causing people to focus on the 1.8 and even sometimes call it 1.8, and creating a backwards scale, rather than just calling it 5/9ths. (Of course this is nothing new as f numbers often omit the /, creating the perception of another backwards system where a bigger number means less.)