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HD Image Sensors

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Kodak has introduced the KAI-02150, a 1080p format image sensor, alongside a 720p format device, both of which use Kodak's Truesense Colour Filter Pattern, technology that increases a colour sensor's sensitivity to light. In addition, both the 720p and 1080p image sensors will be available in a smaller, CLCC package configuration to enable development of more compact camera designs.

The Truesense Colour Filter Pattern technology increases a sensor's light sensitivity by adding panchromatic, or 'clear' pixels to the red, green, and blue elements that form the image sensor array. Since these pixels are sensitive to all wavelengths of visible light, they collect a significantly higher proportion of the light striking the sensor. By matching this pixel arrangement with advanced software algorithms from Kodak, users can realise a 2x to 4x increase in light sensitivity (from one to two photographic stops) compared to a standard Bayer colour sensor, providing a critical performance advantage for light starved applications.