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More details about the new Olympus 10,000 fps (!) Four Thirds sensor.

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DC.watch posted new details about that crazy new Olympus 10,000 fps(!) sensor. The hell of a good news first: It’s a real Four Thirds size sensor! It has 16 megapixel and it’s 3D stacked CMOS design makes it able to get rid of the usual rolling shutter distortion on fast-moving objects. At 16MP it shoots 5fps but at 2MP resolution it shoots 10,000 fps!

Here is the official Sensor design and specs:

Reminder: Months ago VLSsymposium (PDF file here) unveiled the first info about the new 16MP 3D stacked Olympus sensor:

A 3D stacked CMOS Image Sensor with Global-shutter mode and high speed capturing mode:
The paper by Toru Kondo et al. from Olympus Corp. will describe a 16Mpixel 3D stacked CMOS image sensor with pixel level interconnections using 4 million micro bumps.

The two semiconductor substrates are bonded by a 7.6um pitch micro-bump array, and the storage node array is comprised on the bottom substrate to improve parasitic light sensitivity (PLS). Both a 16Mpixel global-shutter mode with a -180dB PLS and 2Mpixel 10000fps high speed image capturing are achieved. (Paper C4-5, “A 3D stacked CMOS image sensor with 16Mpixel global-shutter mode and 2Mpixel 10000fps mode using 4 million interconnections,” Toru Kondo et al., Olympus Corp.)

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