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(SR5) UPDATED: you cannot use the full potential of Sonys new 60, 54 and 36MP FF 8K sensors without the proprietary SLVS-EC interface

The past week I shared the specs of three new Sony 8K sensors. All these will be available for third-party companies too. But there is one very important aspect we learned now from our sources: UPDATED: The full sensor power can only be used if the companies buy the proprietary Sony SLVS-EC interface too. sonyalpharumors.com

2018-12-6 17:47

Yes, Nikon Designs Its Own Sensors

Sony has been receiving attention and praise in recent years for the quality of its sensors and the fact that it produces sensors for other heavyweight camera companies, including Nikon. But even though some of Nikon’s CMOS sensors may be manufactured in Sony factories, Nikon actually spends a considerable amount of resources designing those high-end […] petapixel.com

2018-7-18 22:48

A Canon Large Format Digital Camera Could Be Really Cool, But Thats Not What Were Getting

If you have been into photography for any length of time you should likely understand the idea that generally bigger is better when it comes to imaging sensor size. Smaller sensors have gotten pretty good over the years, but no matter what, cameras with larger sensors have always had that anything you can do, I can do better leg up over cameras with smaller sensors. thephoblographer.com

2018-6-20 01:00

Does sensor size still make a difference?

We've seen huge breakthroughs in the computational photography techniques in the latest smartphones, as well as the launch of some excellent small sensors in more traditional cameras. Does that mean that bigger is no longer necessarily better? To answer that question, let's look at why big sensors tend to produce better image quality and what smaller-sensored cameras and smartphones are doing to close the gap. dpreview.com

2018-5-29 16:00

Watch Canons Ultra-Dramatic Video Showing Off Its Sensors of the Future

Canon recently released this incredibly dramatic 5-minute video to showcase its latest CMOS sensor technologies. The opening question, set to moving music, is: “Have you ever seen a rainbow in the light of the moon?” “A moonbow is a rare phenomenon that can only be seen when the appropriate lunar brightness, angle of elevation, and […] petapixel.com

2018-4-19 20:53

Sony to shift focus as demand for automotive image sensors increases

Sony is the largest supplier or CMOS image sensors worldwide, with about half of its production capacity reserved for mobile device image sensors. However, according to a DigiTimes report, the company is now looking to expand its position in the market for automotive image sensors, where rivals On Semiconductor and OmniVision are currently the largest players. dpreview.com

2017-10-26 19:13

Sony is testing three different possible foveon alike sensors

Sony published a brand new patent (JP-A-2017-174936) which describes three different “Foveon” alike sensors. This kind of sensor doesn’t use the classic RGB pixel layout. Embodiment 1: It shows the Green layer on top (made of organic material), the blue layer below and the red at the bottom (both made of silicon) Embodiment 4: It […] The post Sony is testing three different possible “foveon” alike sensors appeared first on sonyalpharumors. sonyalpharumors.com

2017-9-29 18:25

Android Phone Cameras to Soon Have Infrared Depth Sensors

Qualcomm, which creates mobile processors, is pioneering a new active depth sensor that will probably make its way to Android phones next year via their upcoming 2nd generation Snapdragon processor. The Verge reports that his new technology, the 2nd generation Qualcomm Spectra ISP (Image Signal Processor), will allow phones to generate, almost instantaneously, a 3D […] petapixel.com

2017-8-16 17:25

Sony to launch new 100 Megapixel and 150 Megapixel medium format sensors in 2018!

Sony published a new Sony sensor roadmap. And it contains first info about their new generation 100MP and 150MP medium Format sensors: 1) New 100MP 44x33mm Medium format Back Illuminated sensor would be announced in 2018 (for the kind of cameras like the Fuji GFX and X1D) 2) New 150MP 55x41mm Medium format Back Illuminated […] The post Sony to launch new 100 Megapixel and 150 Megapixel medium format sensors in 2018! appeared first on sonyalpharumors. sonyalpharumors.com

2017-4-3 13:36

What a non-surprise: Nikon D5 and D500 confirmed to use Sony sensors

Techinsights dismantled the Nikon D5 and D500 cameras and confirmed what we all knew was known anyway: Both cameras do use sensors made by Sony: The D500 uses the Sony IMX321 CMOS Image Sensor The D5 uses the Toshiba (Sony) T4K54 CMOS Image Sensor (Note: Toshiba sensors are made by Sony) – The post What a non-surprise: Nikon D5 and D500 confirmed to use Sony sensors appeared first on sonyalpharumors. sonyalpharumors.com

2017-4-2 13:44

Sony interview at IR: Best Sony sensors will remain in house and not be outsourced (to Nikon).

Imaging Resource interviewed Mr. Kenji Tanaka and Mr. Yojiro Joe Asai from Sony (UPDATE: IR removed the interview). They didn’t spill out any info about future specific products but they gave a more general idea of what kind of tech they are working on: No outsourcing of best Sony sensors: “The sensor is a custom […] The post Sony interview at IR: Best Sony sensors will remain in house and not be outsourced (to Nikon). appeared first on sonyalpharumors. sonyalpharumors.com

2017-3-19 21:48

Demand for CMOS image sensors projected to increase

According to industry publication DigiTimes, we should expect demand for CMOS image sensors, particularly high-end units, to increase in the short and medium term. This is mainly due to the increased popularity of dual-camera modules in high-end smartphones, such as the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, LG G5 or Huawei P9, and growing demand for imaging applications in the automotive and security industries. dpreview.com

2017-1-19 21:29