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Canon breaks through with image sensor that can see in the dark

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Canon's next-generation sensor is expected to hasten automated driving and augmented reality. (Photo by Kaisuke Ota)

TOKYO -- Japanese camera maker Canon has developed an image sensor that can take high-quality color photographs even in the dark, a big stride toward automated driving and augmented reality.

Canon will start mass-producing the sensor in 2022, Nikkei has learned.

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