Canon Wins Technology & Engineering Emmy for CMOS Sensors in HD Video...

Canon Wins Technology & Engineering Emmy for CMOS Sensors in HD Video Cameras


Lake Success, NY—Canon USA will be recognized at the 64th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for “Improvements to Large-Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High-Definition Broadcast Video Cameras.” Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), the Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards honor innovation in broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations and individuals for technology breakthroughs that have a significant effect on television engineering.

Canon debuted the large-format CMOS image sensor in its EOS C300 digital cinema camera at a launch event held in November 2011 at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. By exploring alternatives to the established Bayer color filter array algorithms, Canon was able to achieve an overall image quality capture through its CMOS sensor that has helped bring digital cinema closer to the aesthetics associated with 35mm motion picture film.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from NATAS for our work on large-format sensors,” said Masaya Maeda, managing director and chief executive, Image Communication Products Operations, Canon Inc. “We see this award as a testament to the warm acceptance that the film and television production community has extended to us as we’ve partnered with them over the last year to help tell their stories. It also serves as further incentive for our continued commitment to the entertainment industry.”

Canon announced its full-fledged entry into the theatrical motion picture and television programming and commercial production industries with the launch of the Cinema EOS system in November 2011. Over the past 10 months, it has introduced three HD Cinema EOS digital cameras—the EOS C300, EOS C500 4K and the compact EOS C100—all built around Canon’s Super 35mm CMOS image sensor technology specifically developed for Cinema EOS motion image capture.

The EOS-1D C 4K cinema DSLR, equipped with an 18.3 megapixel full-frame (36mm x 24mm) CMOS sensor, joined the Cinema EOS family in April 2012. For professional photographers and independent and student filmmakers, Canon also introduced the EOS 5D Mark III DSLR.

The Technology & Engineering Emmy Award will be presented on January 10, 2013, during the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.