Sensor maker Aptina targets its latest sensor at high-end compact cameras, with 18-megapixel resolution from a high-performance 1.25-micron backside illuminated chip that fits in the 1/2.3-inch mainstream DSC optical format.
The AR1820HS “provide OEMs with the combination of exceptional image quality and the high speed capture features needed to create a compelling new generation of consumer camera products,” the company says. It combines Aptina’s BSI technology with a high-speed sensor architecture “to enable a new class of high performance cameras.” The 18MP resolution can be read out at up to 24fps. For video, the sensor can captures 14MP at 30fps, and a binned 8MP at 60fps. The oversampled image readout enables superior resolution, noise performance, and cleaner overall video, the company says.
Aptina also debuted the AR1011HS, a 1-inch optical format sensor it says is “ideal for enabling high quality bridge and mirrorless cameras.” With 10-megapixel resolution and 3.4-micron pixels, it delivers “uncompromised low light and bright light scene image quality.”
The Imaging Resource reports it is similar to the sensor used in the Nikon V1, J1, and J2.
The AR1011HS captures 10MP at 60fps, broadcast-quality quad-high definition, oversampled 1080p, and 1080p video at 120 frames per second.
Aptina’s AR1011HS image sensor is currently sampling in limited volumes and will be in mass production in Q1CY13.
Both sensors are currently sampling, and will be in mass production in Q3CY13.