NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories is conducting research on creation of a compact Ultra High Definition camera, and displayed a small 33 megapixel trial imaging device at its Technology Open House 2011.
Our primary goal in making this single-chip imaging equipment was to make a camera small enough to be practical to use when filming outside. The difference from other products is that it uses a single sensor to achieve the full Ultra High Definition resolution of 33 million pixels. By using color filter technology that is used in digital cameras equipped with Bayer masks, and dividing color by fields to get information, it is possible to achieve a very compact camera.
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