Curved camera sensors are now commercially ready

(Image credit: Curve One)

Behind every great camera is an equally great sensor – and giant leaps forward in imaging technology are often precipitated by advances in sensor tech. Excitingly, Curve One, a French start-up company, has recently announced that it has created a curved image sensor that's commercially viable. This is pretty groundbreaking and could have a massive impact on the imaging industry at large. 

The main issue with flat imaging sensors is that, when developing optics, a greater deal of effort is required to correct issues. Extra optical elements are required to fix some of the unwanted curvatures that occur. These extra aspherical elements increase the overall size and weight of the lens. The design is also less efficient and can create problems with corner resolution. 

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Usman Dawood

Usman is a commercial and architectural photographer based in West Yorkshire, who has been working professionally for over seven years. He has also spent over four years as a writer for the biggest photography sites in the world, including Staff Writer for Digital Camera World, senior staff writer for FStoppers, and tech writer for Petapixel. 

With a particular interest in technology developments, high-resolution imaging and the high-end cameras, Usman has been on the cutting edge of camera news as well as writing features about medium format systems and global shutters, and has reviewed some of the latest Leica cameras as well as a tripod that’s even taller than Andre the Giant!