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Sony Patent For PDAF Usable up to The Array Edges

Image Sensor World spotted a patent from Sony that affects sensor light collection for PDAF. “Sony patent application US20180077372 “Solid-state imaging element and driving method therefor, and electronic apparatus” by Hiroaki Ishiwata proposes keeping the TG shape constant even though the PDAF diodes ratio changes across the array.” “if lenses having different F-values are used, […]

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Sony Formally Announces Impressive New Medium Format Sensors

Sony announced new medium format sensor with some impressive specs on their website today and it looks like medium format technology is starting to catch up to full frame in many ways. The IMX461 will likely be found in a future Fujifilm GFX camera, while the IMX411 will likely be seen in a Hasselblad sometime soon. […]

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Sony Cameras Code Named WW541200 And WW940439 Listed on Bluetooth SIG

Bluetooth SIG listed Sony cameras WW541200 and WW940439 prematurely on their website, which you can see here. The other cameras that are still listed by their code names are the Sony a9 ILCE-9 WW361847, Sony a6500 ILCE-6500 WW213019, and Sony a99m2 ILCA-99M2 W067022. The other named cameras are action cameras. So the WW541200 and WW940439 could be […]

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One Sony Camera Left to Come

Nokishita still has one unpublished camera model listed as left to come from Sony that will feature Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. This could be the Sony a7 Mark III. The Sony a7III has been delayed quite a bit and is one of the few cameras that could be left to come so this is the most […]

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Sony is Continuing to Develop Their Global Shutter Technology

Image Sensors World reported two new sensors from Sony with global shutter the flyer of IMX428LLJ/LQJ and IMX420LLJ/LQJ. The IMX428LLJ allows for variable shutter speeds, while the IMX420LLJ is capable of capturing images at up to 200fps. I wonder what Sony’s next a9 will be capable of considering how quickly they are advancing global shutter technology.

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Additional Sony Camera Surfaces

We already knew about the WW 620081 here, but the WW 17377 is new from Nokishita. Let’s hope Sony has some additional announcements soon. Preferably an R camera… Sony WW 620081 Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed WW 173777 Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed Via Nokishita

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