A camera to take photos in the dark? Yep, thatâ€™s what weâ€™ll have soon when this Korean invention goes on stream.
KETI, the South Korean Electronics Technology Institute, has invented a digital sensor that can take clear pictures at just a single lux of light (thatâ€™s the equivalent of a room lighted by just one candle).
Itâ€™s called the â€œsingle carrier modulation photodetectorâ€ (SMPD) and itâ€™s 2,000 times more sensitive than current models.
A camera equipped with the SMPD sensor will be able to snap pictures in places such as theaters, underground traffic tunnels, or dark-lit bars and clubs.
Initially, the sensor will be utilized in security systems and mobile phones and vehicle rear-view cameras.