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Sony 32MP APS-C IMX342LQA Sensor Leaked

Sony sensor documents were leaked on weibo that look legitimate, but might be used for industrial applications only. This new APS-C chip is certainly an impressive one and it wouldn’t be the first time Sony mislabeled a chip in documents to throw off patent snoops. The STARVIS chip inside the Panasonic GH5S was “miss labeled” but discovered early. So […]

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Sony Camera WW 213188 Registered Without Bluetooth

Sony registered WW 213188 so there might be another camera coming on top of the Sony a6700 and Sony a7SIII. It might be an advanced pocket camera, but not a Sony RX10V. All of Sony’s advanced cameras have Bluetooth already so it wouldn’t make sense to remove Bluetooth from the future Sony a6700, a7SIII, or RX10V. The […]

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Sony Patents New Updated Mirrorless Mount Design

Sony patented a new mount design that condenses some of the lens handshake functions to reduce the mounts pint count. A normal E-mount pin count is 10-pins, but Sony’s new design is 8-pins. This could be a technology that Sony will use later in a medium format camera, but Fujifilm added pins for theirs for […]

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Sony Announced A New 5.6 Million Dot EVF That Refreshes at 240fps

Sony Releases 0.5-type OLED Microdisplay with Top-of-Class UXGA Resolution, Featuring the World’s Smallest Pixel Pitch of 6.3µm Sony Corporation Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation Tokyo, Japan—Sony Corporation today announced the upcoming release of the ECX339A OLED Microdisplay featuring UXGA (1600 x 1200 resolution), the highest in class for a 0.5-type. This product achieves the world’s smallest […]

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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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