June 11, 2013; REMEMBER this day because FUJIFILM Corporation and Panasonic Corporation jointly announced that they are jointly developing an organic CMOS image sensor technology using organic photoelectric conversion layer!
This will be one of the biggest breakthroughs in digital camera sensor technology in recent years!
How does a dynamic range of 15 stops and a 88db signal-to-noise ratio grab you?
This is their full press release...
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) and Panasonic
Corporation (President: Kazuhiro Tsuga) have developed organic CMOS
image sensor technology that uses an organic photoelectric conversion
layer with a photoelectric conversion property at the light receiving
section of an image sensor to achieve performance beyond that of
conventional image sensors.
Applying this technology to the image sensors of digital cameras and other imaging devices expands its dynamic range and enhances sensitivity further to prevent highlight clipping in bright scenes and capture a dark subject with vivid colors and rich textures.