Canon out ultra-high sensitivity CMOS sensor


Canon develop ultra-large-scale, ultra-high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, which makes possible wide field-of-view video recording of meteors with equivalent apparent magnitude of 10.  

Canon Inc have announced an ultra-large-scale, ultra-high-sensitivity CMOS sensor which has been developed to enable the video recording across a wide 3.3° x 3.3° field of view with an equivalent apparent magnitude of 10.

The sensor has a chip size measuring 202 x 205 mm, and is the world's largest* surface area for a CMOS sensor.  It has been installed in the Schmidt telescope at the University of Tokyo's Kiso Observatory in Japan.

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