Good quality low light camera, night FPV ?


Canon just annonced a new high sensivity camera with low noise. A new age for FPV night age is coming ?

Unfortunately I'm unable to embed video, so you have to click on the image to go to the Canon website.


The newly developed CMOS sensor features pixels measuring 19 microns square in size, which is more than 7.5-times the surface area of the pixels on the CMOS sensor incorporated in Canon's top-of-the-line EOS-1D X and other digital SLR cameras. In addition, the sensor's pixels and readout circuitry employ new technologies that reduce noise, which tends to increase as pixel size increases. Thanks to these technologies, the sensor facilitates the shooting of clearly visible video images even in dimly lit environments with as little as 0.03 lux of illumination, or approximately the brightness of a crescent moon—a level of brightness in which it is difficult for the naked eye to perceive objects. When recording video of astral bodies, while an electron-multiplying CCD,*2 which realizes approximately the same level of perception as the naked eye, can capture magnitude-6 stars, Canon's newly developed CMOS sensor is capable of recording faint stars with a magnitude of 8.5 and above.*3


You can watch video demonstration and more detail on Canon Website

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Comment by Carl La France on March 4, 2013 at 7:19pm

Maxime had a bad experience with "Canon". "Canon supposedly a good name in cameras optics etc. I bought a "Canon scanner fax printer  right out of the box it didn,t work I was on there web site with one of their representatives  for 3 hours trying different things to get it to work . finally I gave up . 4 days later I get a Email from "Canon" asking since they haven't heard from me they wanted to know what I did to fix the problem and they can pass it along to the tec staff and any other customers that have the same problem ? I told them

1. I put it back in the box.

2. I took it back to the  store .

3 I traded it for one from another manufacturer that works!

Comment by Maxime Carrier on March 4, 2013 at 7:31pm
Lol I'm sorry for your bad experience, I hate printer personnaly, when I see a printer I want to throw it throught the windows, shoot a full 303 magazine on it and roll over with my car :D

I tried many personnal printer, (HP, lexmark, canon) and no one survive more than 100 sheet before starting to leak ink, stop working suddently, need 3 disconnection before working.

So Canon is not the only bad manufacturer, but my printer all died after 1 year so I could not have experiment customer service.

I hope they have a better customer service for camera and optic division !
Comment by Scott Berfield on March 4, 2013 at 7:48pm


Comment by Jack Crossfire on March 4, 2013 at 8:00pm

It could technically be put into a consumer product, but consumers want higher megapixel counts. Whether you get more pixels or more sensitivity is a democratic process.

Comment by Craig Burden on March 4, 2013 at 9:02pm

That is a 35mm sensor for a DSLR. You can't really do FPV using a DSLR! If the technology is adapted into an action camera, then hell yeah!

Comment by Joshua Ott on March 4, 2013 at 9:27pm

That full-moon footage was interesting. 

Comment by LanMark on March 4, 2013 at 11:48pm

Carl and Maxime.. this article is about CMOS sensors not printers.  When someone says 'printer' I don't even categorize 'Canon' in with that listing... sure they make printers but so do other companies... just because you had a bad experience with a crappy all-in-one printer doesn't at all translate to the same experience with a completely different branch of a huge company... such as their CMOS sensors.

Comment by Nathan DuCray on March 5, 2013 at 1:05am
that is sweet!! wonder how long it will take to make it into an fpv cam...
Comment by Maxime Carrier on March 5, 2013 at 4:59am

@Mark Lanning

I know I created the post :P We were just kidding, of course we don't associate Canon printer with Canon optic.

Comment by ionut on March 5, 2013 at 10:37am

I also owned an Canon Calculator J110 and was a total joke.The battery couldn't hold for even one day.I ended throwing it in the bin.Stay away of Canon products.Bogus quality.


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