According to the latest reports, Sony has been struggling to keep up with the demand for its smartphone camera sensors. The company has reportedly been working around the clock, but it still isn’t enough to fulfill the demands of phone manufacturers.
Samsung has announced today the world’s first 64-megapixel sensor for smartphone cameras. The ISOCELL Bright GW1 expands Samsung’s 0.8μm image sensor lineup from existing 20Mp to ultra-high 64Mp resolutions.
There’s been a lot of talk about a new higher resolution EOS R mirrorless body from Canon lately. People want a pro model. They want super high resolution to match or beat the Nikon D850 and Sony A7III and they want dual card slots.
The rumours were that a high-resolution EOS R would have a sensor greater than 75-megapixels. Now, a data sheet for a 63-megapixel 35MM63MXSCD full-frame sensor with dual pixel autofocus has been leaked. But looking at the specs, it seems unlikely that it’ll be destined for an EOS R.
Quanta Image Sensor. Remember that name; it could be the new sensor type that will replace the CMOS in your current camera.
No need to worry though that the inventor of the CMOS will be forgotten, as professor Eric Fossum who invented it is also behind the development of the QIS.
Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering’s professor, along with Thayer PhD candidate Jiaju Ma, have been working on a new pixel for over three years and eventually would like to“have 1 billion pixels on the sensor and we’ll still keep the sensor the same size,” says the co-inventor.
In a press release put out by Sony on October 6th, the company announced it would splitting off it’s sensor division and developing it into it’s own company division, Sony Semiconductor Solutions . The company touched on the potential for a division back in February, and it appears as though they moving ahead with plans at full steam. The press release stated Sony Semiconductor Solutions will be up and running on April 1, 2016.[Read More…]
One of the main selling points of the recently announced Sony alpha a7II is its 5-axis in-camera image stabilization. YouTube user Sean Ellenwood uploaded a video yesterday that shows how the Sony’s 4.5 stops of stabilization exactly work. Since stabilization is done in-camera it should also work with 3rd-party lenses.