Leaked Sony sensor should open way for 100MP complete-frame cameras with 6K video

a hundred megapixel sensors aren’t new to the arena of pictures. A Sony-made 100MP back-illuminated (BSI) sensor is already being used inside the Phase One XM pictures drone and the Phase One XF digicam, but they’re each medium layout. In September 2018, Fujifilm unveiled a 100MP frame, but that, too, could house a medium-format sensor.

Currently, Canon is the only digital camera producer rumored to be operating on a full-body 100MP sensor for its EOS R mirrorless digital camera. However, if a leaked product statistics document (first mentioned via AndroidLad on the EOSHD discussion board) holds actual, then Sony may want to properly be the first to launch a 35mm complete-frame 100MP sensor with 6K video recording abilities.

According to the document, nonetheless,and images from the sensor could have a resolution of 12288 x 8192 (that’s a 12K equivalent ithe n video), with a high-velocity digital readout of 16-bit pix. The sensor could also offer 6K video recording in 12-bit the use of a pixel binning mode.

It appears that Sony will make this sensor to be had to other manufacturers for use in client cameras.

To attain the excessive-speed 16-bit readout, Sony appears to use numerous analog-to-virtual (ADC or A/D) converters that may ensure that the sensor has higher overall performance than the cutting-edge Sony Alpha A7 III in phrases of dynamic range and sensitivity.

Storage woes

RAW files from a digicam the use of this 100MP sensor might be big, which means a digicam’s buffer and the speed of the card used might depend. However, with SD playing cards and microSD cards getting faster and now to be had in 1TB flavours, we’re hoping quick-term garage received’t difficulty inside the destiny, even though it could prove luxurious.

That stated, Nikon has already paved the way for using XQD playing cards in its high-cease cameras, like the Nikon D850 and the Nikon Z series. But there’s presently confined support for PCI Express information transfer, and XQD playing cards stay a luxurious choice with confined producers if client cameras pass the hello-res manner. However, we could see extra opposition that leads to a fee drop.

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