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Epson Begins Volume Production of High-Resolution Ultimicron Panel for Electronic Viewfinders

- New panel realizes world's highest resolution for volume-produced panels for EVFs -


Ultimicron electronic viewfinder panel

- TOKYO, Japan, December 9, 2015 -

Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, "Epson") today announced that it has recently begun shipping its latest high-resolution Ultimicron panels for electronic viewfinders (EVF). The new panels boast the highest resolution among volume-produced products for digital camera EVFs*

Epson has continued to refine the performance of its Ultimicron panels with the aim of achieving the natural and beautiful images required by quality EVFs. Measuring 0.66 inches diagonally, the new Ultimicron boasts resolution of 4.41-million dots (SXGA+ (1400 x RGB x 1050)) - approximately double the resolution of conventional XGA products - and provides camera manufacturers with greater optical design flexibility, for example lens selection or magnification ratio. By expanding the color gamut by about 30% compared with existing products, Epson has allowed users to adjust the screen to their preferred color. These specifications translate into a natural viewfinder that precisely meets the needs serious camera users.

*Based on Epson research as of November 2015.

Specifications and other information

New panel specifications

Name L3FJ63800C
LCD type TN mode, organic alignment layer
Color display system Color filter (RGB stripe)
Effective pixels 1400 x RGB x 1050 (SXGA+)
Panel size (diagonal) 0.66 inch (1.65 cm)
Pixel pitch 9.6 µm (3.2 x RGB) x 9.6 µm
Color space 98% of sRGB
Backlight Yes
Surface luminance 650 cd/m2
Displayable colors Approx. 16.77 million colors

Electronic viewfinders and Epson's Ultimicron
Electronic viewfinders are employed mainly as the finders - the small windows used to view the subject of a photo - in digital cameras and camcorders using LCD screens. Epson's Ultimicron electronic viewfinders have the advantages of both high resolution and of being highly compact. This makes it easy for manufacturers to make the camera compact, and for users to focus the camera when taking pictures.

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Camera using an Epson Ultimicron electronic viewfinder.

Related information
To learn more about Ultimicron, visit:
http://global.epson.com/products/htps/ultimicron/

You can also check out Epson on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/epsoncorp

For sales enquiries, please locate your regional Epson electronic device sales office at:
http://www.epson.jp/device/e/device_worldwide.htm

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in printing, visual communications, quality of life and manufacturing. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 72,000 employees in 93 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental burdens.
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