It’s (almost) official: the days of days of the optical viewfinder may be numbered. This prediction comes, as MicroOLED announces the development of a 0.61 inch diagonal, 5.4MP microdisplay that is capable of providing SXGA resolution.
SXGA stands for Super Extended Graphics Array, which refers to a standard resolution of 1280×1024 pixels. So you’d have a point of reference, this resolution is double that of Sony’s XGA OLED panels, which is at 1,024×768 pixels. These panels are currently being used in the Sony NEX-7, a77 and a65 cameras.
The display is also offered in a monochromatic version, where the resolution is pushed to 2,560 x 2,048 greyscale pixels with a 5:4 aspect ratio. The aforementioned SXGA resolution thus refers to the full 24-bit color version of the microdisplay.
Eric Marcellin-Dibon, MicroOLED’s CEO, had this to say about their new display:
We are really excited by the market potential of our new 5.4 million pixel density 0.61 inch diagonal OLED microdisplay that is superior in picture quality to any product in its category. This OLED microdisplay is already creating quite a stir among world leaders in imaging products who commend the high pixel density and the remarkable image quality. Moreover, the current trend in replacing optics with electronics components fits excellently with our ability to produce this exceptional picture quality in miniature format. We see many opportunities opening up in existing applications and new markets as a result.