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[P] Panasonic Develops Technology for Highly Sensitive Image Sensors Using Micro Color Splitters

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Osaka, Japan - Panasonic Corporation has developed unique "micro color splitters", which separate the light that falls on image sensors by exploiting light's wavelike properties. Applying them to actual image sensors allows bright color images to be achieved even under low-light conditions. This development makes color filters unnecessary by using the micro color splitters that control the diffraction1 of light at a microscopic level. Panasonic has achieved approximately double the color sensitivity in comparison with conventional sensors that use color filters
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The developed technology has the following features.

Using color alignment, which can use light more efficiently, instead of color filters, vivid color photographs can be taken at half the light levels needed by conventional sensors.
Micro color splitters can simply replace the color filters in conventional image sensors, and are not dependent on the type of image sensor (CCD3 or CMOS4) underneath.
Micro color splitters can be fabricated using inorganic materials and existing semiconductor fabrication processes


CONVENTIONAL ....................................... MICRO COLOR SPLITTER


SOURCE : http://panasonic.co.jp/corp/news/official.data/data.dir/2013/02/en130204-6/en130204-6.html

Best news I have seen with cameras in a long time.
Edited by OcN13 - 2/8/13 at 10:10pm
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Hope this works as said. Hear so many miracle camera developments ever year you'd think we'd have perfect hologram recording technology by now haha.

But seriously. Like seeing camera sensor innovations.
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when it says color can i assume they mean light? or will this just mean more saturated colors?
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Yes they mean the light it takes in.
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This is awesome. Would help out so much in resolving colors and preventing washed out areas in low light. Not all of us can afford fancy F1/4 lenses, not that you always need to use them of course.
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