View Full Version : New Sony Sensor developments...

12-03-2009, 12:36 AM
Tomoyuki Suzuki, Senior Vice-President, Sony, Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan said that:
"...Recently, a 10M pixel CMOS image sensor with high image quality, providing more than 70dB dynamic range, and high-speed read-out of 576M pixels/s (10M pixels at 50 frames/s) has been developed. This sensor can also be operated in a 6M pixel mode at 60 frames/s with a 16:9 aspect
ratio. This imager has been realized using two important technologies: the column ADC, and the back-illuminated structure.
...In the future, the performance of the digital camera is expected to improve tremendously with the evolution of the CMOS image sensor. There are many “key milestones” in this evolution, such as “3D”, “4K×2K”, “global shutter”, and so on."

I have "stolen" it from here:

Eddy Robinson
12-03-2009, 12:58 PM
Good catch! Interesting news. I'm sure Sony wants a slice of this emerging vDSLR market, to say nothing of their need to stay ahead in the broadcast business.

12-04-2009, 09:53 AM

Would be nice to know if they can apply the same tecnology on a bigger sensor.

Eddy Robinson
12-04-2009, 12:42 PM
10mp is pretty big. 1920 x 1080 is 2.07mp. 4k (@ 16:9 x 2,250) is exactly 9mp. Now of course you have to consider debayering - 4000 horizontal pixels in the sensor doesn't give you a 4k final image. But this would give a nice 3k image, or a nice 2k with fast frame rates. Sounds like Scarlet will have some Sony competition. I wonder what physical size this sensor is.

Edit: looks like 1/2.3 inch. More info here (http://image-sensors-world.blogspot.com/2009/11/image-sensors-at-isscc-2010.html), with a variety of news on upcoming OEM sensors.