Tuesday, February 02, 2010

More BSI Products Arrive to Market

Aegis: Toshiba-Teli launched CSDS60CM3 and CSDW60CM28, the BSI sensor-equipped HD color cameras targeted to factory automation, quality control, robotics and the life sciences. 1/3-inch format CSDS60CM3 provides 1280 x 1024 resolution, while 1/2.8-inch CSDW60CM28 resolution is 1920 x 1080, both at 60fps progressive speed.

The BSI sensor pixel size is 2.5um for CSDW60CM28 and 3.63um for CSDS60CM3 cameras. It would be interesting to learn who makes these relatively large pixel BSI sensors.

Meanwhile Fujifilm announced its first BSI sensor-based camera. The new HS10 camera uses 1/2.3-inch 10.3MP (eff.) sensor (Imaging Resource). It appears to be similar to the sensors used in recent Sony, Casio, Samsung and JVC BSI cameras.
The HS10 fast sensor enables few interesting features in the camera processing:

Motion Remover Mode:
Remove moving subjects from your shots. This mode captures 5 images of a scene in quick succession; the five images are then analyzed and combined in-camera to produce a single image where anything moving in the scene is removed.

Multi-Motion Capture Mode:
This mode captures 5 images of a moving subject in rapid succession and combines them into a single composite image containing multiple sharply-captured views of the subject motion.

Multi-Frame Image Stabilization (not a new feature, but worth noting too):
Combines high and low ISO exposures of the scene being photographed to reduce blur caused by camera shake without significantly increasing image noise (first appeared in Samsung cameras 4 or 5 years ago). The FinePix HS10 also has the ‘Pro Low Light’ mode, which combines several exposures into a single image for low noise output in low light (first appeared in Casio and Sony cameras and, possibly, Sony-Ericsson phones few years ago).


  1. Now that Casio sees the light with CMOS, anyone know whose sensor this is? Looks like Sony.

  2. I am standing on Dr. Fossum's shoulders with my own modest technical contributions, so I'll chip in with a "Go CMOS!" or two.

    Go CMOS!

  3. Eric,

    I work closely with Nikon. Can't give more details. It's a Sony. Sony is the only provider already in mass production (except OVTI) and the only provider having mass production for for 12 mp imagers.

  4. Well then, congratulations are definitely in order for the Sony team!

    My only beef with Sony is that it seems they have a problem writing letters of support for at least one our colleagues who I nominated for a well-deserved award. They claim it is a matter of policy in using the Sony name. If true, it is a shameful thing. Esp. as Sony has no trouble collecting awards for themselves based on support from the same colleagues.


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