1 Extensively Tested Sensors

Sensors listed in the following table have been used to conduct extensive research and have had their associated PCBs designed, built, populated and tested.

Note: If you require the research and development of a specific sensor to be fast-tracked, then it could be possible to make the necessary changes. Please make contact to discuss requirements.


Reference Sensor Resolution Max FPS Output Dynamic Range Shutter Modes Diameter Pixel size (µm) Technology Manufacturer Price AXIOM PCBs Video footage Stills
1 CMV12000 12M (4096 x 3072) 300 8,10 or 12bit 10 stops (native), 15 stops with PLR Global APS-C / Super35 5.5 CMOS CMOSIS 1800€ (Octopart) ZIF / THT Video -

2 Interesting Sensors

This is a collection of image sensors that would be suitable for digital cinema applications and the AXIOM. CMOS technology is preferred over CCDs as CCDs require far more complex ADC and interpretation/support logic. Also CCDs typically do not have the performance (FPS) at the resolutions required for digital cinema today.

This list is a work in progress. If you find a sensor that interests you feel free to either update this page or make contact with us accordingly.

Note: A central requirement for apertus° considering an image sensor is that the full datasheet for the sensor can be shared with the community without signing an NDA with the sensor's manufacturer.

Reference Sensor Resolution Max FPS Output Dynamic Range Shutter Modes Diameter Pixel size (µm) Technology Manufacturer Price Application Remark
2 KAC-12040 12M (4000 x 3000) 60 ? 12 stops (Rolling), 9 stops (Global) Global/Rolling 4/3" 4.7 CMOS On Semiconductor ? Intelligent Transportation Systems, Machine Vision, Surveillance -
3 KAC-06040 2832 × 2128 160 ? 12 stops (Rolling), 9 stops (Global) Global/Rolling 1" 4.7 CMOS On Semiconductor 672€ (Octopart) ? -
4 VITA25K 25M(5120 x 5120) 53 ? 10 stops (Rolling), 9 stops (Global) Global/Rolling 4/3" 4.5 CMOS On Semiconductor ~4000$ ? -
5 S5K1N1F 14.6M (4688x3124) 5 ? - Rolling APS-C 5 CMOS Samsung ? - Don't think this is produced anymore - RO Sep 2019
6 CIS2521 5.5M (2560x2160) 100 ? 14 stops (Rolling) Global/Rolling 4/3" 6.5 CMOS Fairchild BAE ? - -
7 LUX8M 3904 x 2192 250 ? - Global 4/3" 5 CMOS Luxima ? - -
8 AL41410C 4512 x 3008 50 ? 11 F-stops Rolling APS-C 5.2 CMOS Altasens ? - -
9 GMAX0504 5144 x 3800 25 ? - Global/Rolling 38mm x 28.1mm 7.4 CMOS GPixel ? - -
10 GSENSE5130 5120 x 2968 282 ? ? Global/Rolling APS-C 4.25 CMOS GPixel ? - -
11 e2v Emerald 4096 x 3072 43@12bit 12bit 10.5 f-stops Global 11.47 x 8.6 mm 2.8 CMOS Teledyne ? - Full Datasheet Wide Dynamic Range modes: Column HDR and Bi-Exposure.
12 CMV50000 48M (7920 x 6004) 30@12-bit ? ? Global 36.43 x 27.62 mm 4.6 CMOS CMOSIS ~6400 USD! (circa 2017/01) - 22LVDS channels @830Mbps, within defined interface
13 KAF8300 8.9M 3448×2574 ? ? ? ? 4/3" 5.4 CCD On Semiconductor ? Low-light, astronomy. Datasheet

3 Smaller Diameter Sensors

Reference Sensor Resolution Max FPS Output Dynamic Range Shutter Modes Diameter Pixel size (µm) Technology Manufacturer Price Application Remark
1 OV10823 10.5MP 4K2K 30 8/10 bit 12 fstops dynamic range (@ 8x gain) Rolling 1/2.6" - MIPI Omnivision ? - -
2 MT9F002 4608 x 3288 13.7 ? 11 stops Global/Rolling 1/2.3" 1.4 x 1.4 CMOS On Semiconductor ? - -
3 AR0833 3264 x 2448 60 8-bit with Slew Rate Control 10.7 Global/Rolling 8 Mp (4:3) and 6 Mp (16:9) 1.4 x 1.4 CMOS On Semiconductor ? Sports, Still, Video -
4 AR0833 3264 x 2448 60 10-bit Raw, 10-to-8 bit A-Law, 8/6-bit DPCM 10.7 Global/Rolling 8 Mp (4:3) and 6 Mp (16:9) 1.4 x 1.4 CMOS On Semiconductor 15€/pcs @1000pcs (Octopart) Sports, Still, Video May not be available anymore - RO Oct 2019
5 HMD131 4224x3168 30 ? ? ? 1/3.06 1.12 x 1.12 CMOS Himax ? Scanning -


4 Further Companies / Products

4.1 Dynamax Imaging

http://www.dynamax-imaging.com/

4.2 Teledyne ev2

https://www.teledyne-e2v.com/products/imaging/

has some interesting products (large diameter, high framerate).

Datasheets are not handed out without signed NDA.

4.3 Alexima

High speed sensors, website information is very sparse:

http://www.alexima.com/products.htm