03 Apr What is the difference between a CMOS camera and a 3-CMOS camera?
A CMOS camera uses a single-chip Bayer filter, where 50% of the pixels are dedicated to Green and 25% each for Red and Blue (roughly 1MP for green and 500k for the others). In the 3-CMOS camera, three sensors are used and each sensor is dedicated to one channel so there are more pixels per channel by a factor of 2X for green and 4X for red and blue. An offset doubles the raw color data to >8MP. The combination of three-chip and pixel offset provides a significant increase in data and resolution.