New Fuji organic sensor patent. New sensor with super high resolution!

The jaanese blog Egami (Click here) posted another patent about the new Fuji organic sensor. The new technology will allow a super color fidelity because it will be a sort of “Foveon” sensor where one single pixel contains all the RGB color information.

Also Fuji managers have been interviewed by Impressjapan. And they confirmed that the new sensor will surpass the image quality of any current fullframe sensor and it will also have the largest resolution (Megapixels).

If all that turns out to be true than Canon and Nikon could soon feel that the premiership is no more a battle between the two only.

  • FMJ

    keep the competition coming!
    Hopefully the Fuji mirrorless won’t cost an arm/leg ?

    • admin

      Not that much ;)

  • spam

    Lots of technologies (anyone remember Fuji’s SuperCCD SR) are the greatest ever until someone gets to try it. I really hope Fuji has something revolutionary, but I’d like to see it for myself before I get too excited.

  • Renato S.

    I wonder why they are still pursuing even higher resolution.

    Shouldn’t them aim for something like 18MP and make the IQ even better?

    • Anu Nyymi

      Because more resolution results in better image quality. Not only you get more details, more options, but also the dynamic range increases. Adding more pixels is the primary way of improving image quality for any given sensor size – stagnating in some fixed pixel count give no practical advantages.

  • Steve

    dpreview doesn’t think this will happen next year.

  • Ben

    It says it will have “super color fidelity” like Foveon, but Foveon has the worst color out of any sensor on Earth.

  • frank

    Snooze. I’ll believe it when I see it. Plus will this sensor do 9fps or is it going to be one of those slow boring sensors.

  • newton

    As far as havingthe most megapixels (even more than fullframe). My guess is they will market these similar to sigma’s foveon sensors (also non bayer). Sigma claims the effective megapixels is 3 x the actual megapixels. So fuji could make an 16 Mpx sensor “equivalent” to a 48 Mpx bayer sensor.

    While some of this is marketing there is an advantage in resolution especially in green or red, can’t remember which right now due to the bayer design.

    • Arnold

      The resolution advantage is especially in red and blue.

  • Dave Lively

    It will be interesting to see how well this works.

    The DPR article makes is sound like the sensor use new technology to convert light into electricity. But if that was true Fuji would be trying to use this process to make photovoltaic panels. Many governments are offering large subsidies for this kind of technology. If it was efficient and cheap Fuji would be trying to cash in every way possible. Their marketing department would be promoting it as a cheap “paint on” solar panel.

    The diagram shows a sensor that uses an organic compound as a light sensitive variable resistor. It produces no electricity and has to be powered to work. A voltage will have to be applied across the organic layer so the resulting current can be measured. The number of electrons captured for a given exposure could be increased by reducing the thickness of the organic layer or increase the voltage between the electrons. How well the sensor works will also depend on how linear the resistance changes with light exposure and how much heat also affects the resistance. There are an awful lot of unknowns here.

    It is always good to see new technology introduced but best to remain skeptical until it produces results. I hope this works better than current sensor technology but and not going to wait for it.

  • McPIX

    Fuji, let it rock!

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