Saturday, April 01, 2017

Sony to Introduce 100MP and 150MP Medium Format BSI Sensors in 2018

ArmDevices interviews Sony representative on large format 100MP sensor in PhaseOne camera. Sony roadmap in the video promises 100MP and 150MP medium format BSI sensors to be introduced in 2018:




Update: As Reddit user sissipaska noted, the 150MP MF roadmap is available on the official Sony site.

7 comments:

  1. Semiconductor memory chips are 100 times denser, so this is modest progress.
    Presumably on camera power and processing constraints limit sensor pixel count.

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    1. Well, image sensor's each pixel has 12 bit data, so actual data storage capacity is higher by a factor of 4096. It is beyond memory!!!

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  2. Hi! Is this an April's Fools Announcement? :)

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    1. No, it's not April's Fool. Apparently, the video presents Sony booth at CeBIT...

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  3. I think it will take more than a five years to have something like that in high end phones.

    Maybe based on Graphene on Carbon Nano-Tube but for sure not silicon.

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  4. Aside from above mentioned technologies which do not yet have working prototypes, there are film technologies from Invisage and Panasonic that can go to lower pixel pitches of 0.6um for example without getting decapitated by the full well capacity like the current silicon technology. The problem at such small pixel pitches are the lack of microlenses and optics that can support such high definition in mobile space, not to mention full stack interconnect technology is not there yet for such a tiny pixel size. 150MP+ sensor using 0.6um would have 2/3" format.

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  5. Would be nice to know what are the video capabilities of these sensors. Assuming 3:2 AR, the 150MP is 15Kx10K - with binning it may produce almost 8K picture! With so much pins around the package... please please, make it at 60 fps :)

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