New Olympus Image Sensor Capable Of Shooting 10,000 FPS

 
The photograph released by Olympus shows four photographs of a spinning fan where the sensor's speed is indicated by little movement of the fan blades across the eight exposures. Image Source: http://www.image-sensors-world.blogspot.it/

The photograph released by Olympus shows four photographs of a spinning fan where the sensor’s speed is indicated by little movement of the fan blades across the eight exposures. Image Source: http://www.image-sensors-world.blogspot.it/

A new advanced 3-D stacked CMOS image sensor created by Olympus researchers can capture photographs at speeds of 10,000 frames per second. This sensor has two modes which can be used for capturing images—the global shutter mode and the high speed mode.

The global shutter mode will let users make 16MP photographs using the entire resolution of the sensor. On the other hand, with the high speed mode shoots at an astonishing rate of 10,000 frames per second while the resolution is limited to 2MP. This will be about the same as a Full HD (1920 x 1080px) resolution. Thus, the mode can potentially be useful for capturing ultra slow motion video. To put this sensors capability into perspective, currently reigning slow motion video cameras like the the Phantom v642 can record Full HD video at up to 2500 fps.

Olympus will share its advanced 16-megapixel sensor in the upcoming 2015 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits which is a conference on semiconductors and circuits.

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