- We are conducting research with the aim of making full-resolution 8K Super Hi-Vision (8K SHV)※1 cameras more compact. We have developed a 133-megapixel image sensor that enables a single chip to capture full-resolution 8K Super Hi-Vision video.
- Sensor for compact full-resolution 8K SHV camera
- Until now, it was difficult to reduce the size of the full-resolution SHV camera because it needed three image sensors (i.e.,one for each RGB-color channel) and a color separation prism. The new image sensor can capture full-resolution video with a frame frequency of 60 Hz by itself and be incorporated in a compact camera without a prism.
- 35mm full-frame, large optical format※2
- To accommodate more pixels within a given area of the image sensor, each pixel must be made smaller, and its sensitivity decreases as a result. We have suppressed this decrease in sensitivity by using optical format larger than that of conventional sensors. We have also designed the sensor to have an active area with a diagonal length that is equivalent to that of a 35mm full-frame image sensor, thereby making it possible to use a wide variety of commercially available lenses.
- The world's largest pixel count for video shooting
- This image sensor has the largest pixel count of any image sensor currently designed for shooting video.
We will incorporate this image sensor into compact full-resolution 8K Super Hi-Vision camera for practical use.
- ※1Full-resolution 8K Super Hi-Vision: A Super Hi-Vision video signal format having 33 megapixels (7680 horizontal × 4320 vertical pixels) for each R/G/B color signal.
- ※235mm full-frame optical format: Optical size of image sensor that is equivalent to 35mm film (24 mm x 36mm) (diagonal: 43.27mm).