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Toshiba Launches VGA CMOS Image Sensors for Surveillance Cameras and Drive Recorders

Enables High Sensitivity Video Capturing under Low Light Conditions

TOKYO. - Thursday, March 27th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) announced today that it will start mass production shipments of “TCM3211PB”, a 1/4 inch VGA CMOS area image sensor for surveillance cameras and drive recorders, at the end of April. The new sensor adopts large 5.6 µm pixels, improving low light sensitivity. Even in moonlight1, bright images can be captured. The sensor also incorporates a single frame HDR (High Dynamic Range) function2 based on Toshiba algorithm. It reduces false color3 and faithfully reproduces dark and bright areas in high contrast images. The product’s high frame rate of 60 fps at full resolution enables smooth and seamless capture of video images.


    Cameras for security, surveillance and drive recorder applications

Key Features

    High sensitivity achieved by 5.6 μm pixels.
    HDR function realizes high dynamic range of 108dB.
    Adoption of PBGA (Plastic Ball Grid Array) package contributes to downsizing of camera systems.


Main Specifications

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Optical Format

1/4 inch

Aspect Ratio


Pixel Pitch

5.6 μm

Full Size Frame Rate

60 fps

Notes: 1. Equivalent to about 0.2 lux. 2. A method for simultaneously applying different exposure times to each line of an image and composing them into a single image. For further information about the detail of single frame HDR, please visit. 3. The phenomenon of sensors producing false colors not true to the imaged objects.

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Customer inquiries Image Sensor Sales & Marketing Department Tel : +81-3-3457-3370

Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

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Media Inquiries:

Toshiba Corporation

Semiconductor & Storage Products Company

Takashi Mochizuki, +81-3-3457-4963






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