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Nikon Patent - Honeycomb Sensor with Sub-pixel to Improve Dynamic Range

According to latest patent surfaced over the web Nikon is working on completely new sensor tech that will improve the dynamic range of the sensor dramatically, this can be achieved by adding four sub-pixel along side the main pixel,

Explanation and self-interpretation of the patent literature (translated by google)

Patent Publication No. 2014-175992

  • Published 2014.9.22
  • Filing date 2013.3.12

Nikon patents

  • I a second pixel (sub-pixel) around four locations of the first pixel
  • Four of the second pixel, the first pixel of the same color of the color filter
  • And reads five pixels inside by adding more than 2 pixels

Signal and read out by adding one or more pixels of the four sub-pixels, and select the wide dynamic range between the center pixel

The Nikon sensor design patent mentioned will sure increase the dynamic range as well as the ISO range of the camera, the sensor will possibly also give to control the dynamic range manually.

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