A patent over at Egami showing Canon is working on an RGBW image sensor has appeared.

Patent publication number 2016-208093 (Google Translated)

  • Release date 2016.12.8
  • Application date 2015.4.15
  • RGBW 12 array
  • Generate resolution data and color data, synthesize resolution data and color data, up-convert, process with mosaic (Bayer conversion), demosaic in order

The new patent shows how to get increased sensitivity, but sacrifices color resolution.

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