Photographers who are always on the lookout for developments in camera technology will be pleased to learn that Fujifilm and Panasonic have officially announced the joint development of a piece of sensor technology that will see a light-sensitive coating applied on top of a CMOS chip. With this new piece of technology, both the companies are claiming that this will afford higher dynamic range and sensitivity compared to current-generation CMOS sensors, along with the ability to receive light at steeper angles. Supposedly this technology will also allow for cameras to be designed with wide-angle lenses, as well as allowing lenses to be mounted even closer to the sensor. Ultimately for the layman, this technology should result in “vivid and texture-rich images”. No word on when production of this new light-sensitive coated CMOS chip will begin production but it will be interesting to see the results of this joint development.
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