Canon Patents

Patent: Canon Stacked Image Sensor Technology

Keith over at Northlight has uncovered more sensor related patents.

The first patent uses a stacked sensor design to move AF and liveview data handling off the sensor part of the chip, to allow switching between them – faster and
lower power. [USPTO]

The second patent shows the use of a different MIS style (Metal/Insulator/Semiconductor) light sensitive pixel elements, as opposed to the conventional photodiode setup. [USPTO]

Head over to Northlight for more summaries are images.

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