Canon Now Selling Sensors


We just read some interesting news about Canon and the company has confirmed it so here we are.

It looks like the company is going to start selling sensors and, as far as some of you are concerned, not a moment too soon.

But before we get our hopes up that this is anything normal consumers can use, it looks like the sensors are mainly for commercial applications. That said, it’s pretty cool nonetheless.

As Canon writes on their website: “Canon has been manufacturing CMOS sensors since 2000 for exclusive use in Canon products. Building on that expertise and success, Canon is now committed to starting external sales to collaborate with various industries. Canon CMOS sensors feature unique designs to meet the needs of demanding vision applications.”

The company is even offering a top-of-the-line 250M CMOS Image Sensor.

“250-megapixel CMOS sensor is a CMOS type solid-state imaging sensor having a size equivalent to APS-H, and a square pixel arrangement with 250million effective pixels. An all pixels progressive reading of 5 fps is possible by the 16 channels digital signal output. A rolling electronic shutter function for movies is provided for controlling electric charge accumulation periods.

Capturing detail 125 times greater than in full HD resolution, the LI8020 CMOS sensor from Canon offers remarkably high 250 MP resolution to uncover more detail than ever before. This innovative, APS-H format sensor leverages a square pixel arrangement of 1.5µm x 1.5µm pixels, achieving ultra-high resolution in a compact design for use in a wide range of applications.”

If you’d like to check out more about Canon’s line of sensors, you can do that at this link.

What do you think of Canon selling sensors? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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[The Phoblographer]

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