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New 16MP Stacked Olympus Global Shutter Sensor

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Teh Frauenhofer institute published the full details of the future Olympus 16-megapixel 3D stacked and global shutter sensor. See the pdf here.

The possibility is that this 16MP global shutter stacked sensor with global shutter will be implemented in the future MFT cameras.

When we look at the previously leaked Olympus E-M1 Mark II rumored specs, features list include a 18-megapixel image sensor. On the other hand we are pretty sure that the upcoming Olympus E-M1 Mark II will be the first camera to come with this dedicated 16MP global shutter stacked sensor. Official announcement scheduled for Photokina 2016.


Olympus will use 16MP global shutter stacked sensor in their future MFT cameras

See below for the advantages of the new sensor:

  • No artifacts (no parasitic light)
  • Global Shutter (no rolling shutter artifacts)
  • High Image quality


The Olympus OM-D E-M1 announced back in September 2013. It features a 16.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII image processor. The OM-D E-M1 has on-chip phase detection, which promises to focus legacy Four Thirds lenses (using the optional MMF-3 adapter) at much faster speeds than previous Olympus m4/3 cameras. The OM-D E-M1 currently selling with a price tag for $1,099.00.


via photorumors