Canon has developed a high-sensitivity, low-noise, full-frame 35mm sensor specifically for video capture. The new sensor opts for 19-micron pixels, which are 7.5 times bigger than those on the EOS-1D X.
The use of large pixels here results in a sensor that can capture video without losing any resolution or space between the pixels gaining incredible high-sensitivity in low-light. It’s a similar thing to what HTC tried to achieve with the One Ultrapixel camera, except on a much bigger sensor.
The new 35 mm sensor by Canon can capture objects illuminated by as little as 0.03 lux, which is supposedly better than the human eye.
The sensor is being tested in a prototype camera and could see future uses in surveillance equipment, medical reseach, etc.