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Prototype Fujifilm sensor is three times more sensitive than current sensors

Prototype Fujifilm sensor is three times more sensitive than current sensors - The new sensor uses a similar concept to the Foveon sensor. Different layers of light sensitive material react to each primary colour of light at each photosite, resulting in greater colour depth.

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Prototype Fujifilm sensor is three times more sensitive than current sensors
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 technology."

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 pigment layer.

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.
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As an SD9 owner/user, I find this VERY interesting.

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IanA 14 3.0k 12 England
That only puts them 5-7 years behind Foveon/Sigma!!

User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
Well - it might be news about 6 years ago, but at least it signifies another supplier who detests BAYER sensors; that at least is good news.
so .... shall I hold on before I buy my next camera, just in case :0)
Oooh it would be cool if they released a monochrome camera.
mattw 14 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
Foveon may have had this idea first, but I have become concerned about their ability to push this technology ahead. After all, what have they done in the 4(?) years since the SD9 first appeared? (the SD10 used the same sensor)

Still, well done to the guys at Foveon - shows just how far ahead of the times they were.

keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
So far ahead it doesn't actually work on so many levels.

It will be interesting to see what Fuji do with it.

They are a company who have a vast depth of digital photographic knowledge and yet never use it for themselves.
They already discontinued S3 PRO
yrs.Why discontinue a product that sells more than they expect.While the next sensor will wait that long.

Yes, "3 times" more sensitive but u will have to wait also "3years"

Dont everybody think 3 yrs is a "LONG WAIT"?

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