Canon is rumored to announce a new full frame image sensor technology that will be added into the company’s entire line-up of digital cameras.
Sony is the leading manufacturer when it comes to sensor technology. The PlayStation maker is reportedly the company that manages to ship the highest amount of image sensors when compared to other manufacturers.
Although it is struggling with the digital camera sales, Sony continues to improve its sensor technology and it seems like the Sony RX2 compact camera will sport a curved full frame image sensor.
Either way, Canon wants to find a way back into the spotlight of sensor technology and it will do so by introducing a new type of full frame CMOS image sensors sometime in the near future, says an insider.
New Canon full frame CMOS image sensors are reportedly in the works
The rumor mill is claiming that Canon is actively developing a new type of 35mm full frame sensors based on CMOS technology, although it is not specified whether it will revolutionize the market or not.
The new Canon full frame CMOS image sensors will be used in all types of cameras, says the source. It appears that this new system will not be reserved only for high-end models, as “prosumers” will also benefit from it.
Canon to add its full frame sensor into mirrorless cameras
Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras are said to include this sensor, too. This suggests that the Japanese company is working on a full frame mirrorless camera, which will probably compete against the Sony A7, A7R, and A7S – three MILCs with FF sensors.
This may be an upcoming trend, as Fujifilm is also rumored to announce the X-Pro2 mirrorless camera in late 2014 or early 2015. The shooter will allegedly employ a full frame sensor of organic nature, which is very different from the current APS-C sensors found in the X-mount cameras.
All will be possible thanks to lower manufacturing costs
Canon is ready to ramp up the production of full frame sensors thanks to lower manufacturing costs. As it is cheaper to make FF CMOS sensors, Canon can add them into more and more cameras and not raising their prices.
Previously, the company has patented a Foveon-like multi-layered image sensor that is supposed to make its way into a high-end DSLR. The sensor is said to have a huge number of megapixels and the device is believed to become official by the end of 2014.
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