• Sharp unveils new 12Mpx CCD for digital cameras

    Sharp Japan today announced a new 1/2.3 type 12Mpx CCD [JP] for compact digital cameras featuring “the highest performance in the industry”. The company says first samples will be available starting January 31. Mass production is scheduled to start in March. Read More

  • Fujifilm's new CCD may be just crazy enough to work

    Fujifilm has shown (will show, rather, if this technique works) that there’s still a lot of play on the lowest levels of sensor design. With all the new facilities cameras enjoy such as face detection and touchscreen interfaces, it’s easy to forget that we haven’t peaked in terms of the underlying technology, in many cases CCDs. The way photodiode arrays are laid out seems… Read More

  • Sharp Announces 8.28-Megapixel 1/2.5-Inch CCD

    Sharp has announced that it now has an 8.28-megapixel senor measuring just 1/2.5-inches. That rings in at just 60-percent of the size of Sharp’s previous, tiny CCDs. The new sensors will likely be built into ultra-slim cameras and possibly (based completely on my irrelevant assertion) cell phones. Sharp will begin shipping samples of the CCD to manufacturers next week, but it won’t… Read More