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Nikon has unveiled a new 4K video sensor with adaptive exposure

Nikon has unveiled a new 4K video sensor with adaptive exposure

Nikon cameras have been one of the most powerful cameras on the market for many years because Sony makes their sensors. But the company’s new sensor with super slow motion capability, high dynamic range and adaptive exposure along the image can change the situation completely.

Nikon’s New CMOS Sensor at the International Solid Circuit Conference in San Francisco Was introduced, Has a resolution of approximately 17.84 million pixels and a square shape with a diameter of 1 inch. The sensor’s high speed data reading allows 4K video recording at up to 1000 frames per second, making it a competitor to giants like the Phantom Flex 4K. Nikon’s new sensor offers a wide dynamic range of 110 dB even at 1000 frames per second, but if you lower the frame rate to 60, it will reach 134 dB.

The company’s image sensor uses attractive processes to deal with the problem of too much or too little exposure in different parts of the image. This sensor actually provides two image sensors on top of each other. The upper sensor pixels are grouped into 16-by-16 blocks that make up the 256-by-256-pixel array. As light passes from the top-down sensor, each hyperpixel in the top sensor performs its own light measurement method and uses the result to control the exposure time of a group of 256 pixels below it.

In this way, more light reaches the parts of the image that need light, and less light reaches the parts that need a lot of brightness. This idea on paper is incredibly attractive and we have to wait and see how it works in practice. We need to see if the exposures related to the hyperpixels are visible in the image. In addition, it remains to be seen to what extent images can be manipulated after photography.

Nikon's new sensor adjusts exposure throughout the image to allow less light to reach bright spots and more light to reach dim spots
Nikon’s new sensor adjusts exposure throughout the image to allow less light to reach bright spots and more light to reach dim spots

It is not yet known what camera will be available with this sensor or when more information will be released, but so far it seems that Nikon has made a great achievement and we are eager to see what news will be released about their new sensor in the future. will be.

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