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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:09 am 
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Hi folks,

I came across a three part article about full-frame sensors this morning. Part II, Full Frame DSLR Cameras Part II – Canon stays the course, shows that Canon is still using a 0.5 µm process and that size hasn't changed since the introduction of the original 5D. The speculation is that if Canon is to move significantly towards a higher pixel count they will have to reduce the feature size, maybe employing their 0.18 µm process technology.

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To me 500nm process is really ancient! I'm not sure if I'm surprised or amazed they're still usefully using it, although I guess imaging sensor technology isn't the most demanding of semiconductors. Looking at it positively, they can't stick at that node forever and when they do make the jump, I hope that allows them to do noticeably better sensors than they are now.

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