Toshiba Launches 13 Megapixel, 1.12µm, CMOS Image Sensor with Color Noise Reduction

Toshiba: 13M, 1.12 micrometer BSI, CMOS Image Sensor (Photo: Business Wire)

TOKYO--()--Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of "T4K37", a 1.12µm, 13 Megapixel BSI[1] CMOS image sensor with color noise reduction (CNR). Mass production starts today.

The integrated CNR circuit makes it possible for the product, fabricated with the industry's smallest class[2] 1.12µm pixel process, to achieve the same signal-to-noise ratio as equivalent products fabricated with 1.4µm pixel process.

The T4K37 also incorporates a high dynamic range (HDR) function that faithfully reproduces dark and bright areas in high contrast images. The product's high frame rate of 30 fps at full resolution reduces delays in imaging, resulting in less shutter lag, and allows continuous shooting.



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Key Features

1.   1.12µm pixel
2. Color Noise Reduction
3. High Dynamic Range
4. High speed frame rate: 30fps @ full resolution (13 Megapixel)

Main Specifications

Part Number   T4K37
Resolution 13 Megapixel
Optical Format 1/3.07 inch
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Pixel Size 1.12µm BSI
Frame Rate (full)   30 fps

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[1]   BSI: Back Side Illumination.
[2] Research by Toshiba Corporation on July 5, 2013.

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About Toshiba

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at


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Toshiba Corporation
Semiconductor & Storage Products Company
Takashi Mochizuki, +81-3-3457-4963

Release Summary

Toshiba started mass production of 13 Megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor, "T4K37", fabricated with 1.12µm pixel process, with color noise reduction (CNR).


Media Inquiries:
Toshiba Corporation
Semiconductor & Storage Products Company
Takashi Mochizuki, +81-3-3457-4963