Business Wire: Aptina announced the 1-inch 10MP AR1011HS digital camera image sensor aimed to high quality bridge and mirrorless cameras and targeting Tier-1 camera OEMs. The sensor is based on 3.4um pixels "delivering uncompromised low light and bright light scene image quality". Its high-speed architecture is capable of reading full 10MP resolution at 60fps, and enables a variety of video modes, including broadcast quality quad HD, oversampled 1080p for True HD resolution, 1080p video at 120 fps, and additional high frame rate modes for slow motion playback.
"Image quality and speed are the two things this market cannot compromise on. Tier-1 OEMs competing in this market are looking for increasingly versatile solutions to meet the demand for speed and performance, and this sensor provides both," said Sandor Barna, VP and GM of Aptina’s Consumer Camera business.
The AR1011HS DR-Pix pixel is said to deliver both high-pixel sensitivity for low-light imaging, and high-pixel capacity for bright outdoor scenes. The new sensor uses 24-lane HiSPi High Speed Serial Pixel Interface for fast data transfer.
The AR1011HS is currently sampling in limited volumes and will be in mass production in Q1CY13.