This morning Canon has released details of its latest CMOS creation. That takes first place as the worlds largest CMOS sensor measuring 202 x 205 mm or 7.95 x 8.07 inches.
Making it about 40 times larger than the standard CMOS sensors you would find in a high street 35mm full frame CMOS sensor. As shown in the image below.
Past problems when creating larger CMOS included the increase in the amount of time required between the receiving and transmission of data signals, which posed a challenge to achieving high-speed readout.
Canon, has now solved this problem using an innovative circuit design, making it now possible to produce ultra large video-compatible CMOS sensors.
Because the increased size of the new Canon CMOS sensor its allows more light to be gathered and enables photography in very low-light environments. Making it now possible to capture images with only one-hundredth the amount of light required by a 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor and allowing 60 frame-per-second video with a mere 0.3 lux of illumination.