TowerJazz offers a broad range of advanced analog process technologies enabling the most cost-effective and versatile IC manufacturing including SiGe BiCMOS and RF CMOS (SOI and bulk) for radio frequency (RF) and high performance analog (HPA) applications; CMOS image sensor (CIS); power management, including 700V BCD; CMOS; Mixed-Signal CMOS and MEMS capabilities, TowerJazz’s modular and customizable processes are available on either 150mm, 200mm or 300mm wafers in its seven fabrication facilities located in Israel, US and Japan, TowerJazz CMOS IMAGE SENSORS are advanced and proven CMOS image sensor technology for optical sensors used in high-end photography, industrial, medical, automotive and consumer applications, including high end camera phones and 3D cameras, TowerJazz claims leadership in CMOS image sensors and pixel technology available on 8” wafers, 180nm with aluminum backend, 8” wafers, 110nm with copper backend, 12” wafers, 65nm with copper backend.
Sigma in L-Mount Alliance with Full Frame Foveon camera in 2019, new lenses 28mm, 40mm, 56mm at F1.4
Sigma talks about their Full Frame Foveon mirrorless camera to be released in 2019, their L Mount Plans they plan to begin producing L mount lenses in 2019, starting with adding L mount options to the the existing Art series lenses, introducing an EF-to-L mount adapter and an SA-to-L mount adapter in 2019, also offering L mount conversion to its lens conversion service. In this video, Sigma also shows their new Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art “thoroughly correct” for chromatic aberration and sagittal coma flare, minimizing distortion, water- and oil-repellent coating on the front lens element and is weather sealed. It features a Hyper Sonic Motor with an updated algorithm to drive autofocusing and will be sold in Sigma, Nikon, Canon and Sony E camera mounts, the Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art featuring three FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements and three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements to correct axial chromatic aberration and magnification chromatic aberration ideal for high-resolution filmmaking. Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary to be available for Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mounts, supports Sony’s Fast Hybrid AF, eye AF and facial recognition, Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports flagship telephoto in the sports line has a magnesium body and a dust-and splash-proof design, front lens element is coated to repel oil and water. The lens features an Intelligent Optical Stabilization system with an acceleration sensor and an algorithm to ensure stability when panning.
Cluster Imaging makes all images better with superior depth map processing. Depth maps are a next-generation foundation technology enabling accurate image element isolation and visual space identification. Depth information will enable new frontiers in automotive and industrial markets.
Autonomous driving systems have to date relied on LIDAR- and RADARbased depth sensing. These technologies suffer from limited resolution, no integrated colour sensing, high costs, bulky specially-sourced hardware, and poor performance in rain.
Cluster Imaging’s depth camera modules produce full-colour video plus an embedded high-resolution depth map suitable for accurate image recognition. The modules are manufactured using standard, low-cost image sensors. They can be used standalone or as a complement to LIDAR/RADAR.
Learn more about Cluster Imaging: http://clusterimage.com/
MediaTek Helio P90 dual ARM Cortex-A75 with 6 ARM Cortex-A55 in an octa-core cluster, with powerful AI APU 2.0 with 1165GMACs performance, Imagination PowerVR GM 9446 GPU, LPDDR4X memory, supports up to 48MP camera sensors (44.7% larger than 8K), 48MP at up to 30FPS with zero delay (ZSD) or 480FPS in 16MP. Dual camera arrays of up to 24+16MP can do 30fps bokeh live-previews that are 6X faster and 2.25X higher resolution than competitor claims MediaTek. Upgraded triple ISP that’s now capable of 14-bit RAW and 10-bit YUV processing. CorePilot control that supports ACAO (all cores all open), AI-enhanced low-light noise reduction algorithm is 4X faster and is also the first ever AI-feature in CV (computer vision) performance. MediaTek’s latest 4G LTE WorldMode modem introduces 4x4 MIMO, 3CA and 256QAM that provides more reliable connectivity performance even in densely populated spaces such as stadiums, busy shopping districts, offices or at the airport.
Oppo unveiled their 10x zoom phone, with that compact 160mm telephoto lens and software for a smooth lossless zoom from 16mm-160mm in such a thin phone. Oppo also had Qualcomm guest their keynote and they are launching 5G phones at this show.
Canon Vixia HF G50 4K Camcorder ($1099 at Amazon.com) features a DIGIC DV 6 image processor, an 8-blade circular aperture, 5-axis image stabilization, a 20x optical zoom in 4K, records up to UHD 4K30 onto Dual SD Card Slots, Contrast based autofocus only (not Dual Pixel AF), Slow- & Fast-Motion, 29.3 to 627mm 20x Optical Zoom in 4K, 3" Touchscreen LCD, Tiltable EVF. There are five assignable buttons around the camera, as well as a joystick, a lens ring, and a custom dial for full control of setting.
Leica S3 is a new medium format camera and the 3rd version of the S series of cameras by Leica. The Leica S3 has an 64MP sensor, it can capture 3 fps burst rate photos in that very high megapixel medium format. The S3 can do 4K video capture using the full width of the sensor. Pricing is unknown but is expected to be premium and launch is expected in 2019.
Leica is partnering with Panasonic and Sigma to collaborate on the L Mount Full Frame Alliance. There will be Cameras that use the L Mount system and compatible with Leica, Sigma and Panasonic lenses for it. Sigma will also make compatible cameras and lenses. APSC and full frame lenses will be compatible with L Mount systems. The new alliance provides greater cooperation, greater company specialization, and more choices for consumers to bring new choices for the full frame camera market.
High resolution photo merges 8 pictures (using a trick with the IBIS motor) into a giant resolution photo and Panasonic's new HLG Photo mode is a new format to create HDR photography that can be viewed on any HLG compliant display. The display does not flip out and Panasonic is not yet demonstrating their AI contrast based autofocus performance. More specs will be announces up until the release date which is March 2019, the S1 and S1R are targetted more towards photography.