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Canon adds 5 New Image Sensors to it's Product List

Canon has added 5 new image sensors to their portfolio.

It appears like some of these sensors are new to third party sales, but it also seems like some of them have existed in previous Canon cameras or video cameras.

12MP 1 Inch CMOS 4K Sensor

This sensor is a 1-inch color CMOS solid-state image sensor with 12 million effective pixels in a square pixel array. It supports read speeds of 24 fps when reading all pixels.

  • Filter Type - RGB
  • Sensitivity - 22,000 e/lx/sec @Analog gain x1 (TBD)
  • Sensor Size - 1 inch
  • Number of Effective Pixels - 4000x 3000 (Horizontal x Vertical)
  • Pixel Size - 3.2 um x 3.2 um
  • Shutter - Rolling shutter 12 bit, 24 fps (All Pixels)
  • Maximum Frame Rate - 10 bit, 60 fps (4K2K)
  • Saturation 22,000 e (TBD) @ Analog gain x 1
  • Dark Random Noise - 2.8 e rms @Analog gain x16 (TBD)
  • Dark Current - 17 e/sec (TBD) @package reverse side 60℃
  • Drive Frequency - 27 MHz (recommended)
  • Output Channels - Data: 12 lanes, Clock: 2 lanes
  • Output Format - LVDS output maximum 648 Mbps @12 bit
  • Power Consumption - 540 mW(Typ.) @All pixels readout 24fps (12bit)
  • Power Supply Voltages 3.3V, 1.8 V
  • Package Type - 150 pin ceramic LGA
  • Package Size - 25.10 mm x 22.20 mm x 2.99 mm

12MP 1/1.7 Inch CMOS Sensor

This sensor is a color CMOS solid-state image sensor of 1/1.7-inch size (9.3 mm measured diagonally) with 12 million effective pixels in a square pixel array. It can capture 4K2K video at 30 fps and 12-megapixel still images.

  • Filter Type - RGB
  • Sensitivity - 8,900 e/lx/sec @Analog gain x1 (TBD)
  • Sensor Size - 1 / 1.7 inch
  • Number of Effective Pixels 4000x 3000 (Horizontal x Vertical)
  • Pixel Size - 1.86 um x 1.86 um
  • Shutter - Rolling shutter 12 bit, 15 fps (All Pixels)
  • Maximum Frame Rate - 11 bit, 30 fps (4K2K)
  • Saturation - 12,000 e (TBD) @Analog gain x1
  • Dark Random Noise - 1.3 e rms @Analog gain x16 (TBD)
  • Dark Current - 7 e/sec (TBD) @package reverse side 60℃
  • Drive Frequency - 27 MHz (recommended)
  • Output Channels - Data: 12 lanes, Clock: 4 lanes
  • Output Format - LVDS output maximum 648 Mbps @12bit
  • Power Consumption - 0.52 W (Typ.) @All pixels readout 15 fps (12bit)
  • Power Supply Voltages 3.5V, 3.4V, 3.3 V, 1.8 V
  • Package Type - 129 pin ceramic LGA
  • Package Size - 15.80 mm x 14.90 mm x 2.10 mm

2.8MP 1/2.32 Inch High Dynamic range CMOS Sensor

3U3MRXSAA is a CMOS type of solid-state image sensor with a 1/2.32 inch effective pixel array of 2.81M pixels. It uses a rolling electronic shutter for video to control the charge storage period. It can output an effective 1936 x 1456 pixels of video at 60 fps and 12bit via 4 channels of digital signal output. It includes HDR ( High Dynamic Range)  drive features. 3U3MRXSAAC has an RGB on-chip color filter.

  • Filter Type - RGB
  • Sensitivity (e/lx/sec) 25,000 (Green) @Analog  gain x1 (TBD)
  • Sensor Size - 1 / 2.32 inch equivalent
  • Number of Effective Pixels 1936 x 1456 (Horizontal x Vertical)
  • Pixel Size - 3.2 um x 3.2 um
  • Scan Type - Progressive scan
  • Shutter - Rolling shutter 120 dB, HDR
  • Dynamic Range - 75dB, Normal
  • Maximum Frame Rate (All Pixels) - 60 fps, Normal, 30 fps, HDR
  • Operating Temperature - -40℃ ~ 105℃(-40°F ~ 221°F)
  • Saturation - 23,000 e @Analog gain x1 (TBD)
  • Dark Random Noise - 2.7 e rms @Analog gain x4 (TBD)
  • Dark Current - 13 e/sec @Analog gain x 1, 60℃ (TBD), TBD @room temperature
  • Drive Frequency - 24MHz (recommended)
  • Output Channels - Data: 4 lanes, Clock: 1 lane MIPI-CSI2 output maximum 576 Mbps
  • Output Format - @in all-pixel operating mode 12bit, 60fps
  • Power Consumption - 300mW (Typ.) @using all pixels 60 fps (TBD)
  • Power Supply Voltages 3.3 V, 1.8 V, 1.2V
  • Package Type - 94 pin ceramic LGA
  • Package Size - 15.07 mm x 13.37 mm x 2.74 mm 

Super 35mm 4K 9.34MP CMOS Sensor

This sensor is a color CMOS solid-state image sensor of Super 35 mm size (30 mm measured diagonally) with 9.24 million effective pixels in a square pixel array. It supports speeds of 60 fps when reading all pixels, enabling high-sensitivity 4K 

  • Filter Type - RGB
  • Sensitivity - 72,000 e/lx/sec @Analog gain x1 (TBD)
  • Sensor Size - super 35mm (Diagonal30 mm)
  • Number of Effective Pixels 4112x 2248 (Horizontal x Vertical)
  • Pixel Size - 6.4 um x 6.4 um
  • Shutter - Rolling shutter
  • Maximum Frame Rate 12bit, 60 fps (All Pixels)
  • Saturation - 39,000 e(TBD) @Analog gain x1
  • Dark Random Noise -  2.7 e rms @Analog gain x 8 (TBD)
  • Dark Current - 54 e/sec(TBD) @package reverse side 60℃
  • Drive Frequency - 72 MHz (recommended)
  • Output Channels - Data: 24 lanes, Clock: 2 lanes
  • Output Format - LVDS output maximum 576 Mbps @12 bit
  • Power Consumption - 2 W (Typ.) @All pixels readout 60 fps
  • Power Supply Voltages 3.3V, 2.1 V, 1.8 V, 1.0V, 0.85V, -1.2V
  • Package Type - 154 pin ceramic LCC
  • Package Size - 46.00 mm x 38.00 mm x 3.59 mm

Full Frame 50MP CMOS Sensor

This sensor is a full size color CMOS solid-state image sensor (43.2 mm measured diagonally) with 50.6 million effective pixels in a square pixel array. It delivers high definition, low noise, and reduced dark current.

  • Filter Type - RGB
  • Sensitivity - 32,000 e/lx/sec @Analog gain x16 (TBD)
  • Sensor Size - 35mm Full size (36 mm x 24 mm)
  • Number of Effective Pixels 8688x 5792 (Horizontal x Vertical)
  • Pixel Size - 4.14 um x 4.14 um
  • Shutter - Rolling shutter
  • Maximum Frame Rate - 6.8 fps (All Pixels)
  • Saturation - 38,000 e (TBD)
  • Dark Random Noise - 2.5 e rms @Analog gain x16 (TBD)
  • Dark Current - 9.6 e/sec (TBD) @package reverse side 60℃
  • Drive Frequency - 24 MHz (recommended)
  • Output Channels - Data: 16 ch
  • Output Format - 16 ch analog outputs
  • Power Consumption - 1.5 W (Typ.) @All pixels readout 6.8 fps
  • Power Supply Voltages 5.5V, 4.8V, 3.3V, 2.0V, 1.8 V, 1.5 V, 1.3V, 1.2V, -1.4V
  • Package Type - 104 pin ceramic QFP
  • Package Size - 55.2 mm x 44.35 mm x 2.74 mm

Canon also produced a new image (see above) and a chart showing all their CMOS Sensors (the new CMOS sensors are bolded)

Product Pixel
type
Image
Size
Resolution Pixel
Size
(μm)
Chroma IF Max Frame Rate
(fps)
Application
2.8M HDR color Rolling-shutter 1 / 2.32 " 2.8M 3.2 RGB MIPI CSI2 60 Surveillance
Full size 50M
color
Rolling-shutter 35mm Full Size 50M 4.14 RGB Analog
(serial)
6.8 Industry
/ Surveillance
1 / 1.7 inch
12M color
Rolling-shutter 1 / 1.7 " 12M 1.86 RGB LVDS 30
(4K2K)
Surveillance
1 inch 12M
color
Rolling-shutter 1 " 12M 3.2 RGB LVDS 60
(4K2K)
Surveillance
Super35mm
4K color
Rolling-shutter Super
35mm
10M 6.4 RGB LVDS 60 Surveillance
5MGS monochrome Global-shutter 2/3 " 5M 3.4 B / W LVDS 120 Industry
5MGS color Global-shutter 2/3 " 5M 3.4 RGB LVDS 120 Industly
/ Surveillance
5MGS RGBIR Global-shutter 2/3 " 5M 3.4 RGB / IR LVDS 120 Industly
/ Life science
120M monochrome Rolling-shutter APS-H 120M 2.2 B / W LVDS 9.4 Industly
120M RGB Rolling-shutter APS-H 120M 2.2 RGB LVDS 9.4 Surveillance
/ Industly
120M RGBIR Rolling-shutter APS-H 120M 2.2 RGB / IR LVDS 9.4 Life science
/ Surveillance
35mm FHD
monochrome
Rolling-shutter 35mm Full Size 2M 19 B / W Analog
(serial)
115
(FullHD)
Space science
/ Surveillance
35mmFHD
RGB
Rolling-shutter 35mm Full Size 2M 19 RGB Analog
(serial)
115
(FullHD)
Space science
/ Surveillance
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