Panasonic and Fujifilm worked together on a new kind of organic sensor. The new sensor has the following advantages over conventional sensors: 1) it has only 1/6 of the thickness of the current sensors 2) Increased Dynamic range of 88dB 3) 1,2 times more sensible 4) range of incident angles of 60 degrees, efficiently utilizing light entering at an angle for faithful color reproduction with no color mixing. It also gives greater flexibility in lens designs, facilitating the reduction of overall camera size.
Fujifilm Finepix S8400W has just announced. It features a 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor, 3 inch 460K dot LCD and an electronic viewfinder. The S8400W records 1080i60 video alongside stereo audio, and offers 10 fps continuous shooting speeds, 0.3 second auto-focus speed and manual exposure modes. Users can share images wirelessly via the ‘Fujifilm Camera Application’ app for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.