Canon 35MMFHDXS_A CMOS sensors

High Sensitivity in Low Light

The Canon 35MMFHDXS_A Industrial CMOS camera sensors use new pixel and readout circuitry technologies delivering ultra-high sensitivity with a 2.76 megapixel resolution. The enormous 19µm pixels, which minimize noise and dark current and allow control over readout position and frame rate, make the 35MMFHDXS_A sensors unique in capabilities among all other CMOS sensors for low light imaging. These CMOS camera sensors are available in monochrome (35MMFHDXSMA) and color (35MMFHDXSCA).

Large Pixel Sizes With Minimal Noise

By using a progressively increasing electric field profile to efficiently transfer electrons off the large photodiode, Canon’s 35MMFHDXS_A CMOS sensors can effectively leverage 19µm pixels while minimizing noise. Further, proprietary designs are leveraged to minimize dark current over long exposure times. These features, combined with a full area scan frame rate of 98fps at a resolution of 2160 x 1280, enable excellent imaging in applications requiring highly sensitive capture in low light.

Canon 19µm CMOS Sensor Creates New Possibilities in a Number of Industries

For defense, astronomy, scientific, life sciences, medical, industrial R & D, and high-end security and surveillance, the 35MMFHDSXS_A sensors are ideal for:

  • Night Vision
  • Surveillance
  • “Big Science” telescopy
  • Neuroscience
  • Fluorescence imaging/microscopy
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Microscopy
  • Machine vision
  • Surveillance and security


Technical Specifications

Filter Type RGB Monochrome
Sensitivity (e/lx/sec @gain x1) 1,100,000 (green) 2,100,000
Resolution 2.76 megapixels
Effective Pixels 2160 x 1280 (Horizontal x Vertical)
Sensor Size 41.04mm x 24.32mm (Full Frame)
Pixel Size 19µm x 19µm
Maximum Frame Rate (All Pixels) 98 fps
Shutter Type Rolling
Dark Random Noise 2.2e rms @ gain x16

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35MMFHDXS_A Evaluation Kit35MMFHDXS_A Evaluation Kit


The Canon 35MMFHDXS_A Evaluation Kit allows integrators and end users to assess sensor performance and provides assets for image system designers to accelerate development time. The Evaluation Kit features a 35MMFHDXS_A 2.7MP CMOS sensor with raw data serial output via a USB 3.1 (Gen 1) interface. The evaluation kit has an open architecture design and gives developers the option to embed processing and software with the on-board ARM and FPGA*.

The 35MMFHDXS_A Evaluation Kit includes:

  • Evaluation camera with pre-installed sensor (mono or RGB)
  • Accessory package for out-of-the-box operation (quick start guide, power supply, compact tripod, cables)
  • Embedded software to setup the sensor, acquire image data, and communicate over USB 3.1 interface with any USB 3 compliant UI
  • PC-based UI application available for download to communicate with the camera
  • Sensor board design files source code*
  • VHDL code for the FPGA*

*Source code and VHDL code only available upon request with an NDA

NOTE: A Lens is not included in this kit.

As the lens plays a critical role in any imaging system, it is imperative that a suitable lens is selected to properly evaluate sensor performance for your end application.
When selecting an appropriate lens, there are several key factors that must be considered: Lens Type, Lens Mount, Focal Length, Sensor Size, Resolving Power, and Aperture to name a few of the more important ones. Some of these factors are associated with your application, and some are directly tied to how the CMOS sensor will perform. Please read below to learn more.

Technical Specifications

Sensor Specs
Color Filter RGB Monochrome
Sensitivity (e/lx/sec) 1,100,000 2,100,000
Resolution 2.7 megapixels
Effective Pixels 2160 x 1280 (Horizontal xVertical)
Sensor Size Full Frame (41.04mm x 24.32mm)
Pixel Size 19µm x 19µm
Maximum Frame Rate 98fps
Shutter Type Rolling
Dark Random Noise 2.2e rms @ gain x16, Room Temperature
Evaluation Kit Camera Specs
FPGA Intel Arria 10
FPGA Processor Dual-Core A9 ARM
Interface USB 3.1 Gen 1
AIA Vision Protocol
Programmable General Purpose I/O 4 External FPGA GPIO Pins
3 Opto-Isolated Input Pins
Use as trigger/exposure inputs
Bit Rate/Maximum Frame Rate 8-Bit: 98 fps
12-Bit: 60 fps
16-bit: 48 fps
ISP Functions Region of Interest
Exposure Control
Framerate Control
Bad Pixel Replacement
Trigger Mode External
Debug / Registry  Setting Control Peek / Poke Commands
Lens Mount F-Mount
Power Input 12 VDC

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