VoxelSensors Raises €5M in Seed Funding for blending the physical and digital worlds through 3D perception
Press release:https://voxelsensors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/VoxelSensors_Announces_Seed_Round_Closing_May-17-2023-_-RC_FINAL.
IR Detection Workshop June 7-9, 2023 in Toulouse - Final Program and Registration Available
CNES, ESA, LABEX FOCUS, ONERA, CEA-LETI, AIRBUS DEFENCE & SPACE, THALES ALENIA SPACE are pleased to invite you to the “Infrared detection for space application” workshop to be held in TOULOUSE from June 7th to 9th, 2023 Registration deadline is June 1st, 2023.
Canon EOS R100 review
The Canon EOS R100 is a compact entry-level mirrorless camera with a cropped APSC sensor aimed at anyone wanting a step-up in control and quality over their phone.
Lynred IR's new industrial site
News from: https://ala.associates/funding/lynred-breaks-ground-on-new-e85m-industrial-site-for-infrared-technologies/Also from Yole: https://www.yolegroup.
Review article on figures of merit of 2D photodetectors
A review article in Nature Communications by Wang et al. (Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics) discusses techniques for characterizing 2D photodetectors.Full paper: https://www.nature.
Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f1.2 review
The Mitakon Speedmaster is a mild telephoto prime lens with a bright focal ratio of f1.2. It's manual focus only but also much cheaper than the alternatives from Nikon and Canon. How does Zhongyi's lens perform - especially regarding Bokeh? Find out in my full review.
Another article on Panasonic's organic image sensor
PetaPixel: https://petapixel.
Canon's 3.2 MP SPAD Camera: Specifications
Canon's 3.2 MP SPAD camera has received some press coverage:PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2023/04/03/canons-new-sensor-enables-long-range-night-vision-capabilities/YMCinema: https://ymcinema.
SWIR imaging market 'worth $2.9BN by 2028'
From optics.org news: https://optics.org/news/14/4/1512 Apr 2023Yole Intelligence says that the war in Ukraine and tensions over Taiwan will push defense applications beyond prior expectations.
Metalenz polarization sensor wins SPIE award
https://metalenz.com/metalenz-wins-2023-prism-award/San Francisco, CA – SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, recognized the most innovative new optics and photonics products with the annual industry-focused Prism Awards.
XenomatiX solid-state LiDAR
Link: https://xenomatix.com/lidar/xenolidar/XenomatiX, pioneer of true-solid-state LiDARs for ADAS, AVs and road applications launched the new generation true-solid-state XenoLidar-X for automotive and industrial applications.
Sigma 50mm f2 DG DN review
The Sigma 50mm f2 DG DN is a standard prime lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras, initially available in Sony-e and Leica-L mounts.
FRAMOS Tutorial on Time of Flight Technology
 Explore the benefits & advantages of the Time of Flight technology in the iToF webinar hosted by Chris Baldwin, an Image Sensor Expert from FRAMOS.
Panasonic Organic-Photoconductive-Film CMOS Image Sensor
A recent blog post by Panasonic discusses the color quality of their organic CMOS image sensor.Link: https://news.panasonic.
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
Fujifilm XF 8mm f3.5 review so far
The XF 8mm f3.
PCH-EM Algorithm for DSERN characterization
Hendrickson et al. have posted two new pre-prints on deep sub-electron read noise (DSERN) characterization.
Epson EcoTank ET-18100 review
The Epson EcoTank ET-18100 is an A3+ photo printer which uses six refillable ink tanks, making it cheaper to run than cartridge-based models.
ICCP 2023 Call for Demos and Posters
The call for poster and demo submissions for the IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP 2023) is now open. The call is on the website and is available here.
Sony announces 2022 earnings and 2023 forecast
 Link: https://www.sony.
Paper on 8-tap ToF Sensor
Miyazawa et al. from Shizuoka University in Japan recently published an article titled "A Time-of-Flight Image Sensor Using 8-Tap P-N Junction Demodulator Pixels" in the MDPI Sensors journal.[Open access: https://www.mdpi.
NEC develops carbon nanotubes-based IR sensor
From StatNano: https://statnano.
Canon RF 100-300mm f2.8L IS USM review so far
The Canon RF 100-300mm f2.8L IS USM is a high-end telephoto zoom, aimed at close-range sports or where you need a little more reach than a 70-200.
SWIR linear array sensor from NIT
Press release from NIT: The NSC1801 line scan sensor was designed initially for imaging linearly moving objects with high frame rate, high sensitivity and low noise. Its pixel size has the world smallest size of 7.
EETimes article on LiDAR for ADAS
EETimes article argues that LiDARs will be an important component in future ADAS systems.Link: https://www.eetimes.com/the-future-of-lidar-lies-in-adas/ Cars are becoming more and more autonomous, to the point that self-driving is getting close to becoming real.
Quantum Dot-based image sensors (IEEE TED June 2022 issue)
Two papers in the IEEE Trans. Electron Devices journal from June 2022 on the topic of infrared quantum dot-based image sensors.Infrared Colloidal Quantum Dot Image SensorsPejović et al. (IMEC Belgium)Full paper: https://ieeexplore.ieee.
Sigma 23mm f1.4 DC DN review
The Sigma 23mm f1.4 DC DN is a mild wide angle lens designed for mirrorless cameras with cropped APSC sensors. Available in Sony-e, Leica-L and Fujifilm-X mounts, it delivers coverage equivalent to 35mm.
Sony ZV-E1 review
The Sony ZV-E1 is a full-frame mirrorless camera which packs the A7S III sensor into a smaller body with features designed to make filming easier, especially if you’re a team of one.
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: https://www.counterpointresearch.com/global-cis-market-annual-revenue-falls-for-first-time-in-a-decade/Global 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.
Fujifilm XS20 review
The Fujifilm X-S20 is a compact mid-range mirrorless camera with a 26 Megapixel APSC sensor, 6.2k open gate video and IBIS.
Canon RF 28mm f2.8 STM review so far
The Canon RF 28mm f2.8 is a mild wide prime lens for EOS R mirrorless cameras, and the slimmest RF lens to date.
SWIR event cameras from SCD.USA
SCD.USA has released an event based SWIR sensor/camera. Official press release: https://scdusa-ir.com/articles/advanced-multi-function-ingaas-detectors-for-swir/   IMV Europe Defence imaging goes next-gen with event-based SWIR camera https://www.imveurope.
Canon PowerShot V10 review
The Canon PowerShot V10 is a vlogging camera that combines the quality of the popular G7X III with a bunch of features tailor-made for those who love making videos.
Videos du Jour [onsemi, Sony, Melexis]
CMOS Image Sensor Layers at a Glance The onsemi CMOS Image Sensor Wafer consists of the following layers:• Microlens Array—Small lenses that collect and focus light onto light-sensitive areas of the sensor.
Paper on 8-tap ToF Sensor
Miyazawa et al. from Shizuoka University in Japan recently published an article titled "A Time-of-Flight Image Sensor Using 8-Tap P-N Junction Demodulator Pixels" in the MDPI Sensors journal.[Open access: https://www.mdpi.
Sony AITRIOS wins award at tinyML 2023
Link: https://www.aitrios.sony-semicon.
"ai-CMOS" 9-channel color camera
From Transformative Optics Corporation: https://www.ai-cmos.com/ai-CMOS sensors solve many of today’s challenges with antiquated CMOS technology, offering unprecedented accuracy, an expanded spectrum, plus 9-channel AI-optimized color.
Canon to start selling 3.2MP SPAD sensor in 2023
Canon developing world-first ultra-high-sensitivity ILC equipped with SPAD sensor, supporting precise monitoring through clear color image capture of subjects several km away, even in darknessTOKYO, April 3, 2023—Canon Inc.
Nikon Z 85mm f1.2 S review
The Z 85mm f1.2 S is Nikon's second prime lens with a bright focal ratio of f1.2. Aimed at wedding, fashion, or portrait photographers does it deliver the goods - especially regarding Bokeh? Find out in my full review.
Sigma 17mm f4 DG DN review
The Sigma 17mm f4 DG DN is an ultra wide-angle prime lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras - and spoiler alert, it’s one of the most fun lenses I’ve tested in a while.
Videos du jour: Hitachi FIB-SEM and OnSemi iToF sensor
FIB-SEM tomography o a CMOS image sensor: 533 serial cross-sectional BSE images of a CMOS image sensor were automatically acquired on a FIB-SEM in 14 hours. Reconstructed 3D data visualizes the arrangement of electrodes and wiring.
More ways to follow ISW blog: LinkedIn and Email
LinkedInYou can now read about new updates on this blog by following us on LinkedIn. Thanks to Hari Tagat for maintaining the new LinkedIn page!EmailWe have received several questions on how to subscribe to Image Sensors World blog updates by email.
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 https://harvestimaging.com/blog/?p=1828 for a summary of interesting papers at ISSCC 2023 written by Dan McGrath.