Panasonic announced a new 16.4MP CMOS sensor for FourThirds cameras

Panasonic announced a new 16.4MP CMOS image sensor (MN34230PL) for FourThirds cameras:

"Panasonic’s νMaicovicon® image sensor delivers stunning images with high resolution pictures and rich colors at a touch of a button. Taking D-SLR camera technology to a higher level with exceptional quality and capturing scenes from any season, anywhere in the world."

Key features

  • New “On Chip Filter” for improved sensitivity
  • Delivering high resolution still images
  • Stunning pictures in low light and high bright conditions  Supporting 4K2K HD movie
  • Lowest noise sensor in the market
  • Advanced LGA packaging technology for reliability




Scan mode

Progressive scan

Optical size

4/3 type (inch), Aspect ratio = 4:3

Number of active pixels

4656 (H) x 3518 (V) = 16,379,808 (pixel)

Number of effective pixels

4644 (H) x 3506 (V) = 16,281,864 (pixel)

Total number of pixels

4732 (H) x 3560 (V) = 16,845,920 (pixel)

Pixel size

3.8 (H) um x 3.8 (V) um

Actual imaging area dimensions (active pixel area)

17.6472 (H) mm x 13.3228 (V) mm

Color filter arrangement

R,G,B Bayer Pattern

Package, Pin number

LGA 198pin Ceramic Package ( 21.90mm x 27.00mm x 2.68mm )

Power supply voltage

3.3V / 1.8V / 1.2V

Master clock

TYP 54MHz JItter400ps

Bit number of internal ADC


Output signal type

subLVDS DDR method 594 Mbps

Register I/F

4Line Serial I/F

Output frame rate per second

subLVDS 1ch8port 10bit format : 22.5 fps subLVDS 1ch8port 12bit format : 14.7 fps

Electronic shutter (Full scan)

Full scan 10bit mode (22.5 fps)
1 / 22.5 s  1 / 81300 s (1/81300 s step)

Variable gain

Analog gain -9dB  +30dB 0.09375dB/step Digital gain -18dB  +18dB 0.09375dB/step


Full scan mode (No mixture, No decimation)

Monitor (Live View) mode : 120fps

HD movie mode
1080/60p (4pixel mixture)

720/60p (9pixel mixture)

High speed mode 240fps / 481fps

Full scan, Any size cropping

4k2k movie mode (30fps)

Via Image Sensors World

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