Rewind the clock by 10 years, and back by a decade, did you envision a future (today) where phones sported touchscreen displays, and are of resolutions which put your old school monitors to shame? And this newfangled genre of consumer electronics devices known as tablets, those too, are dotting the landscape with a flurry of popularity that was previously unknown. The resolution count on monitors, TVs, and phones have increased steadily, and there does not seem to be any signs of stopping anytime soon. MicroOLED has a spanking new bright and detailed low power OLED panel which will cater for the digital camera market, where it is heralded to be the end all and be all of digital camera displays – signaling the death knell of the optical viewfinder in such devices.
Electronic viewfinders (EVF) at this moment enable photographers (professionals or otherwise) to access a wide range of important information such as exposure or white balance whenever one frames a shot, and to check out how different settings would affect a particular image on the fly, the optical viewfinder is still a mainstay regardless of how expensive a particular camera is. Some of the reasons put forward include a lack of dynamic range, noticeable lag as the digital image is processed, as well as battery life concerns.
MicroOLED tops the game at the moment in terms of resolution count with their latest entry which is said to deliver the highest pixel density OLED microdisplay that is available on the market today. This is a new 0.61″ (diagonal) OLED panel which packs in a whopping 5.4 million pixel density, in addition to a sub-pixel pitch of 4.7 by 4.7 micrometers. It will come in both 16 million color SXGA (1280 x 1024 pixels) and monochrome (2560 by 2048 pixels) formats, and is also touted to have done away with any spacing between pixels and benefit from 96% uniformity.
Each high resolution image that is reproduced on the display will boast of a 100,000:1 contrast ratio, allowing your eyes to detect subtle tones in a scene which are missing in other EVFs and, even more importantly, the battery life issue is also addressed, where MicroOLED’s display can run on as little as 0.2W of juice.