1 AXIOM Beta

This sensor is used in the AXIOM Beta and all hardware development for associated PCBs is complete:

Note: If you require research and development of a specific sensor to be made compatible with the AXIOM Beta, 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 Register Blocks
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 - Pipeline

2 Other Interesting Sensors

This is a collection of image sensors that might be suitable for digital cinema applications and the potentially 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 (full-frame), higher (if cropped) 12bit ~12 stops (native), binning HDR mode available Global 36.43 x 27.62 mm 4.6 CMOS ams (formerly CMOSIS) ~5600 USD (circa 2021/01) Machine Vision, Video/Broadcast, Aerial mapping, High-end Inspection, etc. 22LVDS channels @830Mbps. PLR response curve is likely possible Complete 138 pg Datasheet. Great Candidate for Axiom "x" Extended?
13 KAF8300 8.9M 3448×2574 ? ? ? ? 4/3" 5.4 CCD On Semiconductor ? Low-light, astronomy. Datasheet
14 Sci-CMOS5130 15M 5120×2968 260@10bit 10-12bit NATIVE: 13.5 stops (Rolling) 12 stops (Global) Global/Rolling APS-C 4.25 CMOS Andanta ? Film, broadcast. Datasheet - Not quite the same but clearly related to the GSENSE5130. Investigating if full datasheet can be openly obtained.
15 GSPRINT4521 21MP 5120x4096 1000@8bit 8-12bit 81Db Global APS-C 4.5 CMOS Gpixel ? High-Speed, film, industrial inspection, motion analysis, life science imaging. 250 fps (12bit), 500 fps (10bit), 1000 fps (8bit)... Image-Sensors-World article (dated 14.10.20)... Datasheet

2.1 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 -


2.2 Further Companies / Products

2.2.1 Dynamax Imaging

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

2.2.2 Teledyne ev2

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

Datasheets are not handed out without signed NDA so this is basically a no-go for us.

2.2.3 Alexima

High speed sensors, website information is very sparse:

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