SmartSens Technology Releases New Sensors, Ushers in Age of "Full HD Pro"

2020-01-06 21:00 304

SHANGHAI, Jan. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartSens recently released two 3M pixel CMOS sensors to its growing video sensor product portfolio. These sensors -- SC3235 and SC3320 -- were designed to perform well in low light environments, making them ideal sensors for use in webcams and security cameras. 

As AI technologies are emerging into the visual surveillance applications, resolution greater than 1080P HD and adaptability to complex lighting conditions have become key factors for video sensors. 3MP sensors provide 50% more pixel-resolution than 2MP sensors. SmartSens named this 3MP segment "Full HD Pro" to distinguish from 1080P HD.

Capturing Images with Clarity and Detail

SC3235, 1/2.7" 2304H x 1296V array at 30fps with MIPI and parallel outputs, leverages SmartSens' mature SmartPixel™ architecture technology, providing reliable and high quality image-capture capabilities. Compared with 2MP image sensors, the new 3MP products present richer details and imaging effects.

Comparison of image clarity between 2MP and 3MP image sensors
Comparison of image clarity between 2MP and 3MP image sensors

Clarity from Dawn till Dusk 

In recent years, Smart City applications have become the main driving force of the security/surveillance industry with webcams and security cameras being installed in much more varied settings. In addition to the ability to capture high definition images or footage, the ability to function optimally under complex lighting conditions (such as at dawn or dusk) has become the major challenge for video cameras.

With the new SmartPixel-2™ DSI technology, The SC3320 comes equipped with larger optical format at 1/2.5" and Full HD Pro pixel count. This also guarantees a dynamic range of up to 100dB with 60fps supporting 2-exposure HDR and Near Infrared (NIR: 850nm-940nm) enhanced imaging. In other words, capturing images under complex lighting conditions is now a much simpler process.

Comparison of HDR turned on and off
Comparison of HDR turned on and off

Upgrading to Full HD Pro

SmartSens CMO Chris Yiu expresses her optimism, saying, "We believe that these two 3M pixel sensors represent a decisive step toward a time when high-definition is the norm and not just a premium feature. These sensors from SmartSens are designed with the customers' system requirements in mind, taking into account the limits of bandwidth and processing power. They will not only diversify the product line of OEMs, but will also no doubt encourage even broader and faster adoption of AI-enabled video capture applications."

Currently, SC3235 is being manufactured at scale and has already received positive feedback from multiple OEMs. SC3320 is expected to undergo mass production near the end of 2019. To learn more about SC3235 and SC3320, please contact us at:

About SmartSens

SmartSens Technology Co. Ltd. is a high-performance CMOS image sensing (CIS) chip design company. The company was founded in 2011, is headquartered in Shanghai and has both research centers and sales offices in various cities around the world, including Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Hsinchu and San Jose, California.

SmartSens is dedicated to providing future-oriented and world-leading CMOS image sensing products. With an international and accomplished research team, SmartSens owns a suite of proprietary technologies, including full color night vision, DSI Pixel, global exposure built on voltage domain architecture and Stack BSI processes, among many others.

SmartSens has always kept the needs of the customer first, constantly innovating with the goal of providing the customer with high-quality video capturing solutions, with products in Security & Surveillance, Automotive, Machine Vision, consumer electronics (sports cameras, drones, automatic vacuums, smart home), and other application fields. Since 2017, SmartSens has maintained its lead in the CIS Security & Surveillance global market share for two consecutive years, and it has made achievements in machine vision, artificial intelligence, among other applications.

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