Canon Super Sensitive Full HD Movie Sensor

This looks great sensor for low-light applications including astronomy and nature video for wild animals during the night.

canon1Unfortunately I couldn’t find out English press release at Canon USA site. According to them,  19 micron pixel sized full HD sensor (full frame size) is capable of video recording under crescent moon light level =0.03 lux (without frame accumulation = this isn’t mentioned by Canon. But I understood it from the total description) nor intensifying. The camera captures 8.5 degree stars too. Since Canon says it is at full HD quality, the shutter speed should be 1/60″. It’s amazing!! This must be wonderful for meteor shows and might be eclipse because I guess the sensor has much wider dynamic range than the normal.

Since Canon is looking at this camera in industrial market, it should be much higher price than what consumers including myself wish. But I hope some day more consumer-tuned body will be available at price friendly level. Anyway, let’s keep eye open on further development.

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~ by tedishikawa on March 5, 2013.

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