Sony Will Release New 100MP and 150MP Large Format BSI Sensors in 2018

Photorumors warns that this might be for April fools, but the video was posted March 31st. This could be the next generation Fujifilm GFX Sensor.

There is a video interview on YouTube with Sony representatives that talks about new 100MP and 150MP medium format BSI sensors that are supposed to be introduced in 2018:

Via Image-sensors-world, PhotoRumors

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  • Mistral75

    The sensors they are talking about in the video are actually medium format sensors, not large format.

    The 50Mpix sensor (IMX161) is the 33mm x 44mm sensor in the Fujifilm GFX 50S, Hasselblad H6D-50c and X1D-50c, Pentax 645Z and Phase One IQ1 and IQ3 50MP.

    The larger 100Mpix sensor (IMX211) is the 40.4mm x 53.7mm sensor in the Hasselblad H6D-100c and PhaseOne IQ1 and IQ3 100MP.

    The only pieces of news in the video are that Sony Semiconductors are working on:

    – a monochrome version of IMX211, planned to be released by the end of 2017;

    – a 100Mpix 33mm x 44mm sensor (IMX461) and a 150Mpix 40.4mm x 53.7mm sensor (IMX411, Bayer and monochrome versions), both with back-illuminated pixel technology.

    The plan, for now, is to release these back-illuminated sensors by the end of 2018.

    • Typo it was meant to read “larger format” because people have been complaining about what medium format is and is not… This is the first time BSI has been used in a sensor larger than Full Frame. Also the specs match Fujifilm projected specs so this sensor announcement gives us a good idea of when we can expect the next generation GFX.