Sony in sensor manufacturing race

In a race of sensor manufacturing, Sony is all out to make sure that the next generation cameras use their sensors. They are getting ready to release 2 new Full Frame Sensors which can be used by third party manufacturers as well.

According to sonyalpharumors, Sony will release 2 new Full Frame 16-bit sensors, one with 60MP and the other with 36MP.They say that this is from a source which has been 100% correct with the rumors shared in the past.

Sensor 1:

16 channels (which is crazy, normally it should be 8),

Sensor 2:

on-chip PDAF

The source also says;

“1: Weighted pixel binning: improve the image quality when shooting videos with pixel binning. Already featured in a lot of Sony sensors.

2: A new dual-gain ADC mode: improve the dynamic range by almost 2 stops. The sensor loses 50% speed when using it. Details not known yet. Already in XT3’s sensor.

3: Digital Overlap HDR (DOL-HDR): It’s like bracketing, but you can shoot 2 frames almost at the same time! (The minimum time interval is only 1/6000 seconds). All the new sensors with 3.76um pixel size have this function.”

These two sensors will be on the market soon and will be available for Sony’s own products as well as for third party companies.

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