Friday, January 13, 2006

Sony ClearVID Sensor

Sony announced a new generation of CMOS sensors for video cameras - ClearVID. The information about ClearVID is quite scarce.
Camcorderinfo.com reports that its pixels are tilted on 45 degrees and the number of green pixels is increased because human eye is more sensitive to green. The color filter is primary RGB.
The sensor contains 2M pixels, but Sony claims the combination of the new pixel alignment and signal processing produces equivalent quality of 4MP camera.
The official Sony press-release menitons also better low-light movie quality - quite a common statement for all recent sensor announcements.

Update Jan. 24, 2006: DPReview published article on ClearVID (Clear-Vivid) sensor. It has a nice picture explaining the idea:

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