Sony APS-C Global Shutter Sensor Are Coming


Image Sensor World spotted 6 new global shutter sensors on Sony’s website. The IMX367LLA, IMX342LQA, IMX392LQR, IMX305LQR, IMX304LLR/LQR, and IMX267LLR/LQR are very interesting and range from 2.35MP 1/2.3-inch IMX392LLR/LQR to 31.5MP APS-C IMX342LLA/LQA.

The IMX342LQA could easily go in a camera like the Sony a6700 or a7000 and cause disruption in the APS-C Market. As exciting as the Fujifilm X-T3 launch has been an APS-C camera with a global shutter would be huge and shake up APS-C cameras.

The IMX342LQA is a diagonal 27.9mm (APS-C) CMOS active pixel type solid-state image sensor with a square pixel array and 31.49M effective pixels. This chip features a global shutter with variable charge-integration time. This chip operates with analog 3.3 V, digital 1.2 V, and interface 1.8V triple power supply, and has low power consumption. High sensitivity, low dark current and low PLS characteristics are achieved. (Applications: FA cameras, ITS cameras)

  • CMOS active pixel type dots
  • Built-in timing adjustment circuit, H/V driver and serial communication circuit
  • Global shutter function
  • Input frequency 37.125 MHz / 74.25 MHz / 54 MHz
  • Number of recommended recording pixels: 6464 (H) × 4852 (V) approx. 31.36 M pixels
    Readout mode
    All-pixel scan mode
    Vertical / Horizontal 1 / 2 Subsampling mode
    ROI mode
    Vertical / Horizontal ‐ Normal / Inverted readout mode
  • Readout rate Maximum frame rate in
    All-pixel scan mode: 8 bit 35.4 frame/s, 10 bit : 35.4 frame/s, 12 bit : 25.8 frame/s
  • 8-bit / 10-bit / 12-bit A/ D converter
  • CDS / PGA function
    0 dB to 24 dB: analog gain (0.1 dB step)
    24.1 dB to 48 dB: analog gain: 24 dB + digital gain: 0.1 dB to 24 dB (0.1 dB step)
  • I/O interface
    SLVS (2 ch / 4 ch / 8 ch switching) output (594 / 297 Mbps per ch)
    SLVS – EC (1 Lane / 2 Lane / 4 Lane / 8 Lane) output (2.376 / 1.188 Gbps per Lane)
  • Recommended lens F number: 2.8 or more (Close side)
  • Recommended exit pupil distance: –100mm to – ∞

via Image Sensor World, Sony Semicon, Sony IMX342LLA Flyer, Sony IMX342LQA Flyer

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