Canon CMOS Sensor Technology Offers Universities & Research Labs Expanded Opportunities for Discovery and Development.

Featuring proprietary innovations at the pixel-level, Canon’s CMOS sensor products provide expanded capabilities in sensitivity and resolution for higher education institutions involved in research and development activities, scientific research, or who have demanding imaging applications.

Whether your focus is biomedical or medical imaging, astronomy, satellite technology, machine vision, night vision, aerial mapping, robotics, plant pathological phenotyping, or other, you want your research to lead you to a clear conclusion. Canon sensor technology may be the right choice to help you make that happen.

Canon’s CMOS sensor products offer you a compact design and capabilities to meet a variety of imaging needs. From ultra-high resolution products at 120 MP – and soon-to-be-available 250 MP** – to high sensitivity, low noise sensors with enormous 19µm pixels for low light environments, to global shutter 5 MP sensor products with low power requirements, choose the sensor that can help you achieve the capabilities you desire.

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Canon CMOS Sensors for Research

RGB-NIR Color Filter Array

Canon’s CMOS sensors are available with a specialized RGB-NIR (Near Infra-Red) filter that allows for the separation and discrete analysis of the visible and NIR wavelengths for greater image depth and clarity.

Canon CMOS Sensor Evaluation Kits

Canon CMOS Sensor Evaluation Kit

To facilitate leveraging a Canon CMOS sensor product for your research application, Canon Evaluation Kits feature an open architecture design and valuable tools.

Canon CMOS Sensor Evaluation Kit includes:

  • Your choice of Canon CMOS Sensor
  • Evaluation camera with pre-installed sensor (mono, RGB, or RGB-NIR)
  • Accessory package for out-of-the-box operation (quick start guide, power supply, compact tripod, cables)
  • Embedded software to setup the sensor, acquire image data, and communicate over USB 3.1 interface with any USB 3 compliant UI
  • PC-based UI application available for download to communicate with the camera
  • Sensor board design files source code*
  • VHDL code for the FPGA*

*Source code and VHDL code only available upon request with an NDA

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Products in Development

Not finding what you need yet? As one of the largest patent holders in the United States, Canon has a long history of innovation. Our engineering team continues to break the barriers of possibilities to create advanced CMOS sensor products. From ultra-high resolution products to innovations in detection in the near-NIR spectrum, and CMOS sensors capable of delivering high-dynamic range (HDR) and high-image quality in adverse temperature conditions, Canon is committed to expanding imaging possibilities.

Visit our CMOS Sensor Products in Development page to access information about exciting new technology that may be available soon.**

**These products are currently under development and are not available for sale. Specifications may change and no assurances can be given that they will be made available for sale.

Innovation Within Reach With Canon CMOS Sensors

One of the greatest research challenges is having the right technology to facilitate the research.
Find out if Canon CMOS sensors are the right technology for your projects.

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