Megapixels Matter, at Least on Sony: in 2018 Will Be Their 150-Megapixel Sensors

The majority of mortals will not need much more than 24 Megapixel for things which want to do with cameras, but we must be aware that there are other needs and formats that need more resolution. Sony do not forget them and we will find with stunning developments in the near future.

The Japanese firm leads the market in sensors, use them for own consumption, but mainly sells to other manufacturers the modules needed to mount a camera in a position, either within a phone or within a professional camera. They don’t disgust to any market, setting the pace of technology.

The case that concerns us today has to do with a roadmap shared by the people of Dpreview in which we see that ‘Sony Semiconductor Corporation Solutions’ continues to rise the resolution up to breathtaking limits: 150 megapixel It will be a reality at some point in the coming year.

Yes, for 2018, it has a number of sensors programmed for cameras ‘digital media format’, or for those systems requiring this resolution. Different sensors being cooked have different internal lighting technologies:

  • IMX211 is a 100 megapixel sensor which is already within the Phase One XF, because the coming year will have one monochrome version. In both cases, the lighting will be front.
  • IMX461 will be another 100-megapixel sensor, with a size of 44 x 33 mm, which is characterized by the recognized backlight Japanese House to a format like this.
  • The surprise – or Monster – next season is called IMX411. He put his 150 megapixel at a size of 40, 4 x sensor 53.7 mm, backlit. Have monochrome version.

Too many megapixels

Fuji wants to move the market foundations offering large sensor cameras for less money

What are these cameras? Currently used in professional sectors, since it is usual to spend figures close to 60,000 euros a range of these features bump.

The reality is that there are brands by opening a new market, such as Fuji, which are beginning to offer this size and 50 megapixel sensors for much less money.

A little above, both without a mirror, we have to the Hasselblad X1D. It would not surprise us nothing that one of those sensors were to stop an upcoming Fuji GFX 100, or a new Hasselblad.

Practical applications I think that they go beyond fashion, ads and cropping images in incredible shape in this sector, here introduces a very powerful tool for the aerial photograph, monitoring and inspection.

At the time Sony evolves this sector, so does in the home at a pace that the rest have trouble follow – cameras and mobile-, but not forget businesses such as high sensitivity cameras to create security systems, night, or cameras that recorded at high speed, in order to serve creators of autonomous car and industrial robots.

101 megapixels in a Phase One XF

Sony has already reached three digits with digital cameras, but now plays exceed them with clearance

Sony does not stretch by stretch Megapixel, does so in a much larger size than usual in commercial cameras sensor, where had already exceeded the three digits together with companies such as Phase One.

Sony collaboration with this company has been put on the market a camera with a megapixel CMOS sensor 101 which records 16-bit color. To make us a quick idea, sensor size is 2.5 times larger than that of a camera ‘full frame’ as it can be a Canon Eos Mark IV or a Sony A7.