Category Archives: Patents

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 […]

Posted in Patents | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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 […]

Also posted in Press releases | Leave a comment

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, […]

Posted in Patents | Leave a comment

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. […]

Posted in Patents | Leave a comment

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 […]

Posted in Patents | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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Nokishita still has one unpublished camera model listed as left to come from Sony that will feature Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.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 […]

Posted in Patents | Leave a comment