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.