EETimes article about Prophesee-Qualcomm deal
Full article here: https://www.eetimes.
Nikon Z 26mm f2.8 review
The Z 26mm f2.8 is Nikon's smallest and lightest Z-Nikkor to date. How does it compare to their 24mm and 28mm prime lenses? Find out in my full review.
CIS Revenues Fall
From Counterpoint Research: CIS Market Annual Revenue Falls for First Time in a DecadeThe global CIS market’s revenue fell 7% YoY in 2022 to $19 billion.
Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 12 review
The INSTAX Mini 12 is the latest instant camera to use Fujifilm’s enormously popular INSTAX Mini film.
Apple QuickTake 100 retro review
The Apple QuickTake 100 was arguably the first consumer digital camera, taking VGA colour photos and costing under $1000 when launched in 1994.
Stanford University talk on Pixel Design
Dan McGrath (Senior Consultant) recently gave a talk titled "Insider’s View on Pixel Design" at the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN), Stanford University. It is survey of challenges based on Dan's 40+ years of experience.The full 1+ hour talk is available here:https://talks.
PetaPixel article on limits of computational photography
Full article: excerpts below:On the question of whether dedicated cameras are better than today's smartphone cameras the author argues:“yes, dedicated cameras have some significant advantages”.
ON Semi announces that it will be manufacturing image sensors in New York
Press release: https://www.onsemi.
New SWIR Sensor from NIT
Press release: https://new-imaging-technologies.
Canon EOS R8 review
The Canon EOS R8 is a compact full-frame mirrorless camera that packs the photo, video and autofocus quality of the R6 II into a smaller, lighter and much more affordable body.
Call for Papers: IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP) 2023
Call for Papers: IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP) 2023 Deadline: April 7, 2023Contact: iccp2023programchairs@googlegroups.comThe ICCP 2023 Call-for-Papers is released on the conference website.
PhotonicsSpectra article on quantum dots-based SWIR Imagers
Full article available here link: https://www.photonics.
SD Optics releases MEMS-based system "WiseTopo" for 3D microscopy
SD Optics has released WiseTopo, a MEMS-based microarray lens system that transforms a 2D microscopes into 3D.  Attendees at Photonics West can see a demonstration at their booth #4128 between Jan 31 to Feb 2, 2023 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.
Jabil Inc. collaboration with ams OSRAM and Artilux
Link: PETERSBURG, FL – January 18, 2023 – Jabil Inc.
Videos du Jour Jan 17, 2023: Flexible image sensors, Samsung ISOCELL, Hamamatsu
Flexible Image Sensor Fabrication Based on NIPIN PhototransistorsHyun Myung Kim, Gil Ju Lee, Min Seok Kim, Young Min SongGwangju Institute of Science and Technology, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science;We present a detailed method to fabricate a deformable lateral NIPIN phototransi...
Sigma 60-600mm f4.5-6.3 DG DN review
The Sigma 60-600mm DG DN takes you from standard to super-telephoto, ideal for sports and wildlife photography.
Tamron 70-300mm f4.5-6.3 Di III review
The Tamron 70-300mm f4.5-6.3 is Tamron’s first lens for Nikon Z-mount, and it's also available for Sony mirrorless.
TechCrunch article on future of computer vision
Everything you know about computer vision may soon be wrongUbicept wants half of the world's cameras to see things differentlyLink: https://tcrn.
Sony's new SPAD-based dToF Sensor IMX611
Summary of ISSCC 2023 presentations
Please visit Harvest Imaging's recent blog post at for a summary of interesting papers at ISSCC 2023 written by Dan McGrath.
Panasonic introduces high sensitivity hyperspectral imager
From Imaging and Machine Vision Europe: https://www.imveurope.
ON Semi sensor sales jumped up by 42% in 2022
From Counterpoint Research:, Power Solutions Drive onsemi’s Record Revenue in 20222022 highlightsDelivered a record revenue of $8.
Ambient light resistant long-range time-of-flight sensor
Kunihiro Hatakeyama et al. of Toppan Inc. and Brookman Technology Inc. (Japan) published an article titled "A Hybrid ToF Image Sensor for Long-Range 3D Depth Measurement Under High Ambient Light Conditions" in the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits.
Sony FE 50mm f1.4 GM review
The FE 50mm f1.4 G Master is a standard prime lens with a fast aperture for Sony's full-frame mirrorless cameras. Find out how it compares to the 1.2 version and Sigma's recent 1.
ST introduces new sensors for computer vision, AR/VR
 ST has released a new line of global shutter image sensors with embedded optical flow feature which is fully autonomous with no need for host computing/assistance.
Workshop on Infrared Detection for Space Applications June 7-9, 2023 in Toulouse, France
CNES, ESA, ONERA, CEA-LETI, Labex Focus, Airbus Defence & Space and Thales Alenia Space are pleased to inform you that they are organising the second workshop dedicated to Infrared Detection for Space Applications, that will be held in Toulouse from 7th to 9th, June 2023 in the frame of the Opti...
Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG DN Art review
The Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG DN Art is a standard prime lens designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and available for Sony e and Leica L mounts, the latter working on Panasonic Lumix S bodies.
Global Image Sensor Market Forecast to Grow Nearly 11% through 2030
Link: global image sensors market was calculated at ~US$17.6 billion in 2020. The market forecasts to reach ~US$48 billion in revenue by 2030 by registering a compound annual growth rate of 10.
Registrations Open for Harvest Imaging Forum (Apr 5-6, 2023)
When: April 5 and 6, 2023Where: Delft, the NetherlandsForum Topic: Imaging Beyond the VisibleSpeaker: Prof. dr. Pierre Magnan (ISAE-SUPAERO, France)Registration link: information can be found here: https://harvestimaging.
poLight’s paper on passive athermalisation of compact camera/lens using its TLens® tunable lens
Images defocus over wide temperature range is a challenge in many applications. poLight's TLens technology behaves the opposite of plastic lenses over temperature, so just adding it to the optics stack addresses this issue.
CIS market news 2022/2023
Recent Will Semi report that includes some news about Omnivision (Howell): is worth noting that in December 2022, Howell Group, a subsidiary of Weir, issued an internal letter announcing cost control, with the goal of reducing costs by 20% by 2023.
Sony FE 20-70mm f4 G review
The FE 20-70mm f4 G is a general-purpose zoom for Sony mirrorless cameras, widening the range from 24-70 models, making it more attractive to vloggers or anyone who wants to capture large views.
Startup Funding News from Semiconductor Engineering
Link: received hundreds of millions of yuan (CNY 100.0M is ~$14.
Panasonic Lumix S5 II review
The Panasonic Lumix S5 II is a full-frame mirrorless camera with 24 Megapixels, 6k video, and in a first for a Lumix, PDAF! Find out everything in my in-depth review!…
Hailo-15 AI-centric Vision Processor
From Yole: https://www.yolegroup.
Olympus CAMEDIA C-800L retro review
Back in 1996, Olympus launched their first consumer digital cameras under the new CAMEDIA brand, including the flagship C-800L. It looked traditional but packed more pixels and memory than most rivals.
Prophesee Collaboration with Qualcomm
Sony's high-speed camera interface standard SLVS-EC Scalable Low-Voltage Signaling with Embedded Clock (SLVS-EC), is a high-speed interface standard developed by Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation (SSS) for fast, high-resolution image sensors.
Nikon Z 24-50mm f4-6.3 review
Is Nikon's Z 24-50mm f4-6.3 worth considering as a kit lens? And how does it compare to the Z 24-70mm f4 S? Find out in my full review.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC F505 retro review
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC F505 was one of the most innovative cameras of its day, with a twistable L-shaped body.
TRUMPF industrializes SWIR VCSELs above 1.3 micron wavelength
From Yole industry news: https://www.yolegroup.
Canon Announces 148dB (24 f-stop) Dynamic Range Sensor
Canon develops CMOS sensor for monitoring applications with industry-leading dynamic range, automatic exposure optimization function for each sensor area that improves accuracy for recognizing moving subjectsCanon Press Release:
Canon EOS R50 review
The Canon EOS R50 is a tiny mirrorless camera aimed at those looking to raise their game from a phone or basic model, or anyone simply wanting one of the cutest little cameras around.
Recent Industry News: Sony, SK Hynix
Sony separates production of cameras for China and non-China marketsLink: Group has transferred production of cameras sold in the Japanese, U.S.
International Image Sensors Workshop (IISW) 2023 Program and Pre-Registration Open
The 2023 International Image Sensors Workshop announces the technical programme and opens the pre-registration to attend the workshop.Technical Programme is announced: The Workshop programme is from May 22nd to 25th with attendees arriving on May 21st.
Samsung Tech Blog about ISOCELL Color, HDR and ToF Imaging
Link: excerpts below.The science of creating pixels has made substantial progress in recent years. As a rule, high resolution image sensors need small, light-sensitive pixels.
Towards a Colorimetric Camera - Talk from EI 2023 Symposium
Tripurari Singh and Mritunjay Singh of Image Algorithmics presented a talk titled "Towards a Colorimetric Camera" at the recent Electronic Imaging 2023 symposium.
European Defense Fund project for next gen IR sensors
From Wiley industry news:€19M project set to enable next-generation IR sensors13.01.
Advantages of a one-bit quanta image sensor
In an arXiv preprint, Prof. Stanley Chan of Purdue University writes:The one-bit quanta image sensor (QIS) is a photon-counting device that captures image intensities using binary bits.
Electronic Imaging 2023 Symposium (Jan 15-19, 2023)
The symposium has many co-located conferences with talks and papers of interest to image sensors community. Short courses on 3D imaging, image sensors and camera calibration, image quality quantification, ML/AI for imaging and computer vision are also being offered.