Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Nikon and Ricoh Announce BSI Sensor-Equipped Cameras

Imaging Resource: Nikon announced P100 camera equipped with 10.3MP (eff.) 1/2.3-inch BSI sensor with a plenty of high-speed based features, including 1080p movie mode. This is the first time when Nikon uses CMOS sensor in a compact camera - all its previous models relied on CCDs.
Hexus: Ricoh released CX3 camera with BSI sensor, incidentally also with 10.3MP in 1/2.3-inch format. The CX3 camera too has many high-speed features.


  1. Does anyone have any insight into who's providing the image sensor that's going into these recently announced products from Ricoh, Fujifilm, Nikon, JVC, etc? I was assuming it was a combination of Toshiba and Sony.

  2. Not Toshiba, only Sony. No question.

  3. Toshiba goes into mass production on their BSI CMOS iamger in Q-3, 2010. Got to be Sony's given the past relationship with Nikon and Sony.

  4. See my comment below about Sony on the Feb 2 BSI news item.


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