Pentax Q CMOS Sensor Technology
Complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology uses two types of metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors: p-type and n-type. The CMOS technology is used to construct integrated circuits that can be used in microprocessors and digital logic systems. CMOS technology can also be used as image sensors and a great demonstration of its use in modern technology is presented by PENTAX, manufacturers of photographic equipment. This company has developed the world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera surrounding the CMOS sensor. The sensor incorporates a back side illumination system to help capture high-definition images.
Video courtesy of PENTAX.