August 10, 2007
Nikon's RGB Sensor Patent
Our colleagues at Imaging-Resource bring to light details of a Nikon RGB imaging sensor very similar to the Foveon X3.
The chip, initially patented in 2004, places the red-green-blue sensors side-by-side inside a microlens as opposed to stacking them vertically. As the article notes, none of this technology has made it into Nikon's current digital imaging systems, but it may be a glimpse of the future.
Posted by covey22 at August 10, 2007 4:27 PM