Aptina Jumps into the DSLR Sensor Market

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It's likely that you've never heard of Aptina, but they've got their sensors in plenty of products.  You may have used a point-and-shoot that utilizes Aptina's sensors, or a cell phone that's got one of their chips baked into it.

This week the company announced that it would be moving into DSLRs.  It's Aptina's first venture into the DSLR market and based on the specs in the press release it looks to be an impressive one. 

The MT9H004 is a 16MP sensor that's capable of shooting at 10 frames per second.  Aptina's MT9H004 can also handle 1080p video at 30fps and a possible signal to noise ratio of 47dB.

There's no word yet on what companies will be using this new sensor, but representatives from Aptina say that the response has been positive thusfar.