November 28, 2022


Panasonic has introduced (once more) an 8K prototype digital camera with a brand new 35MP S35 natural sensor, on the 4K/8K Know-how Expo 2021 in Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan. This technique was speculated to be operational on the Tokyo Olympics, nevertheless, Panasonic says it’s going to take a while to execute an 8K manufacturing imaging equipment with the natural sensor. 

Panasonic 35MP Super 35mm organic sensor. Picture: MONOist
Panasonic 35MP Tremendous 35mm natural sensor. Image: MONOist

The undertaking has start in 2013 in a partnership with Fujifilm, with the novel function to develop an natural sensor. As said by Kazuko Nishimura which is a Supervisor within the Know-how Division (R&D Division), Panasonic Company: “We have now developed a CMOS picture sensor with an natural photoconductive movie (OPF) laminated on pixel circuits, totally different from these of a traditional silicon picture sensors, by which the natural skinny movie for photoelectric conversion and the cost storage half for sign cost accumulation are utterly impartial. The benefits of the OPF picture sensor are important. This know-how realizes over 120 dB simultaneous-capture broad dynamic vary, world shutter, and excessive saturation alerts per unit sq. that’s 10 dB increased than that of silicon picture sensors with the worldwide shutter perform, with out sacrificing pixel space. Furthermore, we introduce about 8K4K high-resolution sensor applied sciences with 60fps excessive body charge.  We imagine these options of the OPF picture sensor will contribute to leaps within the imaging and sensing fields”.

The Panasonic 35MP Super 35mm organic sensor. Picture: MONOist
The Panasonic 35MP Tremendous 35mm natural sensor. Image: MONOist

We have now developed a CMOS picture sensor with an natural photoconductive movie (OPF) laminated on pixel circuits, totally different from these of standard silicon picture sensors, by which the natural skinny movie for photoelectric conversion and the cost storage half for sign cost accumulation are utterly impartial.

Kazuko Nishimura – Supervisor within the Know-how Division (R&D Division), Panasonic Company

Panasonic demonstrated the 8K Natural Sensor know-how again at IBC 2019. “With first business use anticipated on the 2020 Olympic Video games in Tokyo, the natural sensor know-how has a number of aggressive benefits. It comes with a large dynamic vary delivering extra colours and better high quality pictures than ever earlier than. The Digital Impartial Density Filter (ENDF) can cut back or introduce gentle extra easily than its conventional Optical Impartial Density (OND) counterparts and its modern World Shutter delivers benefits over present Rolling Shutters by eradicating the skew when taking pictures fast-moving pictures and eliminating flash-band from nonetheless digital camera lighting at stay occasions and press conferences”. stated one of many builders of the natural sensor. Nonetheless, so far as we all know, the sensor was not commercialized nor utilized ever since. Discover the interview beneath:

The MONOist web site reported that Panasonic introduced the natural CMOS sensor beneath improvement on the “4th 4K / 8K Video Know-how Exhibition” (October 27-29, 2021, Makuhari Messe), along with an 8K digital camera prototyped using the sensor. On the exhibition, Panasonic showcased a 35-megapixel (8192 x 4320) natural CMOS sensor and a prototype of an 8K digital camera that includes an natural CMOS sensor. As well as, an indication was proven by displaying the output on an 8K TV in real-time, which confirmed very excessive detailed imagery (Google Translated from Japanese).

Panasonic 8K Camera With 35MP Super 35mm Organic Sensor Spotted. Picture: MONOist
Panasonic 8K Digicam With 35MP Tremendous 35mm Natural Sensor Noticed. Image: MONOist

This know-how realizes over 120 dB simultaneous-capture broad dynamic vary, world shutter, and excessive saturation alerts per unit sq. that’s 10 dB increased than that of silicon picture sensors with the worldwide shutter perform, with out sacrificing pixel space.

Kazuko Nishimura – Supervisor within the Know-how Division (R&D Division), Panasonic Company

As an illustration, take a look at the slide beneath which demonstrates a excessive dynamic vary, captured by Panasonic 8K digital camera with the natural sensor.

Image from the Panasonic 8K camera with the 35MP S35 organic sensor. Image: MONOist
Picture from the Panasonic 8K digital camera with the 35MP S35 natural sensor. Picture: MONOist

For extra examples, take a look at the supply right here. Anyway, now Panasonic admits {that a} working manufacturing mannequin isn’t on the horizon, and additional R&D is required.



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