Sharp Announces 20-megapixel 1/2.3-type CCD Sensor

April 18, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories | 1 Comment | |
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Sharp has announced the upcoming release of a twenty-megapixel, 1/2.3-type CCD imager, developed for use in digital compact cameras. The Sharp RJ23G3BA0LT sensor features a pixel pitch of 1.20?m but offers the same sensitivity as current 16-megapixel CCDs of the same size, which have larger, 1.34?m pixels. The new imager also supports 720p/30fps HD video output. Sampling will commence at the end of this month, with mass production scheduled to start in August. Sharp plans to manufacture 200,000 RJ23G3BA0LT sensors per month.

Source: Sharp Japan

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#1 Mickey Rossi

Way to go Sharp ---- We need this great electronic company to build a sensor that may out-perform Canon & Nikon sensors .... since these companies have been milking the general public for years with there tid-bits of technology at the cost of us dedicated folks who only will buy one brand of camera. Sony is the sole manufacturer of chips for Canon & Nikon camera's. Now we can see what the competition can bring forward. Great job to Sharp!

2:19 pm - Friday, April 20, 2012