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
|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|
|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.
Camera using an Epson Ultimicron electronic viewfinder.
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