Friday, April 28, 2023

Another article on Panasonic's organic image sensor


Panasonic’s Decade-Old Organic CMOS Sensor is Still Years Away

As a quick reminder, Panasonic's patented technology relies on an organic thin-film photo-conversion material in lieu of the conventional technique where a silicon photodiode converts light into electrical charge.

Some excerpts from the article are below.


... it has been nearly 10 years since the company first announced it was working on this new sensor and in that time, a lot has changed. The previously exciting low light capabilities have since been realized by other sensors...

[In an updated announcement last year Panasonic suggested ...] 8K resolution while retaining those dynamic range promises and would do so at high framerates. More recently, Panasonic explained that the sensor would also feature what is known as “reduced crosstalk,” which basically means that the red, green, and blue pixels of the sensor collect only their intended color and that light, regardless of type and color cast, and won’t spill across each pixel. This results in better color reproduction.

Basically, it’s very difficult to get excited about Panasonic’s organic CMOS, and that would be the case even if it was coming to market this year.

There are those who have been saying Sigma’s Foveon sensor is stuck in “development hell,” but Panasonic easily has it beat with its organic CMOS. 

1 comment:

  1. 'Panasonic’s Decade-Old Organic CMOS Sensor' is probably still decades away from being made. With the dual pixel layer Sony sensor, this sensor would probably be old tech, by the time it releases


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