Aptina Imaging’s New 4K Sensor

Posted on Apr 19, 2013 by Alex Fice

The new Aptina sensor offers 4K at modes up 120fps.

The new AR1411HS CMOS sensor from Aptina has some interesting specs as far as 4K Digital Cinema is concerned. Its fast readout enables 4K video at 60fps, in either the Quad HD (3840H x 2160V) or the wider Digital Cinema 4K format (4096H x 2160V), and a helpful 120fps 1080p video mode. The 15.8mm (1inch) diagonal sensor is a RGB Bayer type, has a total capture resolution of 4620 (H) by 3084 (V).

“The AR1411HS image sensor delivers superior image quality and the ability to capture still shots and video very fast, in virtually any environment,” said Sandor Barna, Vice President and General Manager of Aptina’s Consumer Camera business. “This 1-inch sensor effectively bridges the performance and price gap between the smaller 1/2.3-inch sensors commonly used in compact digital still cameras and the larger APS-C and full-frame sensors that are used in DSLR cameras. Based on the initial success we are seeing in high quality HD-video enabled mirrorless cameras and strong interest from several top camera companies that have sampled the image sensor, we believe the AR1411HS is a game-changer.”


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