Sony Develops the World’s First IMX418 Global Shutter CMOS Image Sensor Capable of Multiple Sensor Connection to a Single MIPI Input Port for Sensing Applications

Tokyo, Japan—Sony Corporation today announced that it has developed the IMX418 CMOS image sensor for sensing applications. The new sensor is equipped with a global shutter function and comes with an interface capable of multiple sensor connection on a single Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) input port,*2 a world-first*1 made possible by Sony’s original data transmission technology. Because this interface enables data transmission that supports the MIPI standard, data can be received by existing application processors (AP). Sony expects this product to find application in a variety of products that use multiple image sensors. These include head mounted displays (HMD), drones, autonomous robots and other products that perform simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) and obstacle detection based on information obtained with image sensors.

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Sony Announced CMOS Image Sensor List for Medium Format, Full Frame, APS-C, 4/3 Cameras

Sony Semicon Japan today has officially announced a list of CMOS Image sensor for upcoming or already released Medium Format, Full Frame, APS-C, 4/3, and compact cameras.

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Sony Released 31.49MP IMX342LQA Global Shutter APS-C Sensor ! (For a6700/a7000 ?)

Early in June, we first leaked the Sony’s 31.49MP IMX342LQA global shutter APS-C sensor. Now Sony has made this Global Shutter APS-C Sensor official. Is this sensor will use on upcoming Sony a6700/a7000, let’s see when these cameras officially announced.

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Sony a6700 to Use 31.49MP IMX342LQA Global Shutter APS-C Sensor ?

According to leaked images from Weibo, the upcoming Sony a6700 may use a new image sensor called Sony IMX342LQA, This image sensor is a global shutter APS-C CMOS sensor. The Sony a6700 is rumored to be announced this year around Photokina 2018.

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Nikon D850 Sensor is Made by Sony, a7R III Has Same Sensor as a7R II

The Nikon’s popular camera D850(B&H/Amazon/Adorama) ‘s image sensor is made by Sony, confirmed by  Astrocn.org, the sensor of Nikon D850 camera is IMX309AQJ, which is made by Sony.

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Sony Develops a Back-Illuminated CMOS Image Sensor that Enables Global Shutter Function

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Sony just announced that they have made something of a breakthrough in sensor development, announcing a new backside-illuminated stacked sensor that can read out every pixel simultaneously to enable global shutter. While the company has only made it work with a 1.46-million-pixel sensor so far, the nascent technology has significant potential.

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Sony’s new 100MP & 150MP Medium Format Back-illuminated Sensors can Shoot 4K & 8K Video in 2018

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Sony has just announced two new medium format back-illuminated sensors recently. These new media format sensors can shoot 4K Video and 8K Video. Sony said IMX411 and IMX461 will be available in 2018.

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dpreview: Nikon D850 Sensor is from Sony

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In a recently interview with Sony Japan by dpreview, dpreview said that the recently released Nikon D850 (Amazon/B&H/Adorama) 45.7MP full frame DSLR camera’s image sensor is made by Sony, because any manufacturer can approach Sony Semiconductor and ask for their own design requirements, the Nikon D850‘s sensor has BSI-CMOS or dual-gain technologies that Sony cameras’ sensor has.

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Video of Sony’s High-Speed Vision Sensor that Makes Detection and Tracking of Objects at 1,000 fps !

Yesterday, Sony just announced the release of the new IMX382 high-speed vision sensor, which enables detection and tracking of objects at 1,000 frames per second. Above is the video sample shows how this high-speed vision sensor works, it is really amazing.

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