As a new product of APS-H size (about 29.4 mm x 18.9 mm) CMOS sensor, Canon is a CMOS sensor “LI8020SAC (color) / LI8020SAM (monochrome) that can capture images of about 250 million pixels (19568 x 12588 pixels). Announced that it will be released in late October 2020.
By adopting a 1.5 μm pitch, this product achieves approximately 250 million pixels in APS-H size. Even if an arbitrary area of the shooting range is trimmed and enlarged with an electronic zoom, sufficient resolution can be obtained.
In addition, by refining the circuit and evolving signal processing technology, we have achieved high-speed signal reading of approximately 1.25 billion pixels per second. As a result, high-speed and high-resolution imaging of about 5 frames / sec is possible even when all pixels are read out.
In addition, it is equipped with a “ROI (Region of Interest) read function” that selectively reads only an arbitrary area. If you want to read only a specific area at high speed, you can use this function to shoot movies at 24 fps at 8K (7680 x 4320 pixels), 30 fps at 4K (3840 x 2160), and 60 fps at full HD (1920 x 1080). In addition to being possible, it is also possible to select a data output method that meets user needs, such as having a “thinning out reading function” that thins out the entire image area in the vertical direction.
The company explained that it can be used for various purposes such as FPD inspection, which has become higher definition due to the development of 4K / 8K video technology, industrial inspection, video production, digital archives, wide area surveillance, and microscopes. doing.