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Canon Unveils 100fps Ultra-Low-Light Sensor for Slow-Mo in the Dark


In addition to showing off its ultra-high-resolution 120MP sensor, Canon has also released this 3-minute video to show the abilities of 35MMFHDXS, a new 2.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor that has both high sensitivity and high speed.

“The 35MMFHDXS CMOS sensor delivers high sensitivity, low-noise imaging performance, even in exceptionally low-light environments,” Canon says. “The sensor’s pixels and readout circuitry employ new technologies that reduce noise, which tends to increase as pixel size increases.

“High sensitivity and increased well depth have been achieved through a larger pixel size of 19µm x 19µm (square) with proprietary device design technologies. The 35MMFHDXS CMOS sensor is available in RGB or Monochrome.”

The ultra-high-sensitivity sensor can shoot 100 frames per second at a resolution of 1008p Full HD. This means it can shoot clear slow-motion footage of moving subjects at night that would be blurry in traditional low-light footage — things like a flowing stream.

Here are some still frames from the low-light shots shown in the video:

Canon admitted that it’s lagging in innovation back in January, and the company currently has three state-of-the-art sensors that it’s working on: a 120-megapixel ultra-high-resolution sensor, a 5-megapixel 2/3-inch global shutter sensor, and this 100fps 1080p low light sensor.

(via Canon via Canon Rumors)