Canon's new CMOS sensor can capture stunning slow-mo shots in the dark

Canon introduces a new CMOS sensor.


Canon seems to be brushing shoulders with Sony when it comes to producing camera sensors. Just days after showcasing the whopping 120MP sensor, the company showed footage captured by its 2.2MP, 35MMFHDXS CMOS full-frame sensor. The highlight of the sensor is it can capture 100fps video in extremely low light conditions, resulting in a stunning footage.

Canon's new CMOS sensor can capture stunning slow-mo shots in the dark


Such sensors can come in handy when capturing, say, waterfalls or wildlife at night, instead of turning to an infrared sensor that produces unrealistic images.

The sensor is available in monochrome or color for commercial buyers that want to try this out. The company also said that it has used very large "19µm x 19µm (square) with proprietary device design technologies," and adds that "the sensor's pixels and readout circuitry employ new technologies that reduce noise, which tends to increase as pixel size increases."

The new sensor is designed for use cases such as security, but can also prove useful for creative purposes as well.

Canon also recently announced the launch of the Canon EOS 1500D and EOS 3000D, the newest additions to its line of entry-level EOS DSLR cameras in India. Anchored by the EOS DSLR system and enhanced with user-intuitive interfaces, these models are ideal for beginners looking to advance from smartphone photography to greater sophistication in imaging performance. Both the Canon EOS 1500D and EOS 3000D are powered by the DIGIC 4+ image processor and equipped with the 24.1 megapixels and 18.0 megapixel, APS-C sized CMOS sensors respectively.


The APS-C size CMOS sensor on both cameras is about 19 times larger than the 1/3.2 inch standard- type sensor typically found in a smartphone. This distinction gives the EOS 1500D and EOS 3000D an edge in performance as the large APS-C size sensor enables proficiency in capturing light. Even in a low light environment, both models are able to produce high definition images.

Both the EOS 1500D and EOS 3000D are equipped with an Optical Viewfinder which helps users to quickly focus and frame their subjects without experiencing any delay in image processing. As real-time viewing is possible, the Optical Viewfinder is the perfect tool for capturing clear images of fast-moving subjects. Recognising the increase in popularity of videos, a Full HD movie shooting function is built into both models, allowing users to capture vivid and beautiful footage.

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