Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Canon Explains Why it Got Emmy Sensor Award

Canon announces that it will be recognized at the 64th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for "Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High Definition Broadcast Video Cameras."

Canon debuted its large format CMOS sensor in EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera in November of 2011 at a global launch event held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. By exploring alternatives to the established Bayer color filter array algorithms, Canon was able to achieve an overall image quality capture through its CMOS sensor that has helped bring digital cinema closer to the superb aesthetics associated with 35 mm motion picture film.

Over the past 10 months, the company has introduced a total of three high-definition, high-performance Cinema EOS digital cinema cameras—the EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera, the EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera and the compact, lightweight EOS C100 Digital Video Camera—all built around Canon's Super 35mm CMOS image sensor technology specifically developed for Cinema EOS motion image capture. Separately, the EOS-1D C 4K DSLR Cinema Camera, equipped with an 18.1-megapixel full frame (36 mm x 24 mm) CMOS image sensor, also joined the Cinema EOS product family in April of this year. For professional photographers, and independent and student filmmakers, Canon has also introduced the EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR camera, building on the strong success of the EOS 5D Mark II in film and television production.


  1. My call: shameless but still shameful undeserved auto-promotion.

  2. I don't agree. I think they are allowed to announce that they received a nice award. Congratulations to Canon!

  3. " By exploring alternatives to the established Bayer color filter array algorithms," - an alternative that's vastly less complex, but produces much lower resolution and many more aliasing artifacts.


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