No formal statement has been made about exact specifications of the new
sensor, although Fujifilm UK Marketing Manager, Wills Rolls has
confirmed the technology is in it's early stages of development adding,
"Fujifilm are looking to lead the pack when it comes to sensor
The new sensor technology is reported to consist of three layers of
organic pigments, each separately reacting to red, green and blue
light. The layers are sandwiched between transparent electrodes from
which electric current flows when light enters the corresponding
Fujifilm has already made a prototype image sensor using a pigment that
reacts to green light. It produces monochrome pictures with the same
depth as colour photographic film and is three times more sensitive
than current digital image sensors. Work has already started on making
prototype elements for the red and blue layers as well.
A patent has already been filed for the technology, and Fujifilm hope
that it will be available in three to four years.