We have developed an ultrahigh-speed, high-sensitivity portable color camera with a new 300,000-pixel single CCD.
The 300,000-pixel CCD, which has four times the number of pixels of our initial model, was developed by seamlessly
joining two 150,000-pixel CCDs. A green-red-green-blue (GRGB) Bayer filter is used to realize a color camera with the
single-chip CCD. The camera is capable of ultrahigh-speed video recording at up to 1,000,000 frames/sec, and small
enough to be handheld. We also developed a technology for dividing the CCD output signal to enable parallel, highspeed
readout and recording in external memory; this makes possible long, continuous shots up to 1,000 frames/second.
As a result of an experiment, video footage was imaged at an athletics meet. Because of high-speed shooting, even
detailed movements of athletes' muscles were captured. This camera can capture clear slow-motion videos, so it enables
previously impossible live footage to be imaged for various TV broadcasting programs.