Canon introduced two new CMOS sensors, one of which received an impressive resolution — 120 megapixels. The manufacturer claims that the module is able to capture light in the visible and near infrared spectra. This sensor is designed for use in a wide variety of applications, including robotics and healthcare.
The 120MXSI sensor is made in APS-H format (29.22 x 20.2 mm) with a pixel size of 2.2 microns and the ability to take pictures at a speed of 9.4 frames per second. One of the green filters was replaced by a NIR filter, which allows it to work in the visible and near infrared spectra.
According to the manufacturer, this sensor can be used in more areas: 3D-Metrology, air navigation, document scanning, intelligent traffic control systems, video surveillance, machine vision, mapping, medical imaging, scientific research and others.
The second product was the 2.76-megapixel sensor 35MMFHDXSMA. With a pixel size of 19 µm, it is capable of capturing monochrome images in extremely low light conditions, in which a person is practically unable to see anything with the naked eye. The removal of the color filter matrix doubled the sensitivity compared to the previously presented 35mmfhdxsca sensor.
35MMFHDXSMA may find application in astronomical observations, the monitoring of natural disasters in molecular and cellular biology, industrial vision and security.