Sony today announced the upcoming release of two new models of CMOS image sensors: the IMX415 type 1/2.8 4K-resolution stacked CMOS image sensor, and the IMX485 type 1/1.2 4K-resolution back-illuminated CMOS image sensor.
Sony has designed these two new sensors for security cameras for the smart city market.
In general, as pixel miniaturization progresses, the light collection efficiency per pixel deteriorates and sensitivity decreases. Sony's new IMX415 stacked CMOS image sensor employs proprietary high-sensitivity, low-noise technology to miniaturize the pixel size to 1.45 square μm, which is approximately 80% smaller than conventional. The result is the world’s smallest type 1/2.8 4K-resolution stacked CMOS image sensor yet with great low-light performance.
Sony's IMX485 is a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with even better low-light performance. By employing the latest pixel technology for low-noise capabilities, this sensor achieves a low-light performance 3.3 times higher than conventional for a 4K-resolution sensor.
|Model name||Sample shipment date||Sample price (excluding tax)|
|IMX415 type 1/2.8 (diagonal 6.43mm) 8.46M
effective pixels※3 stacked CMOS image sensor
|April 2019||2,500 JPY|
|IMX485 type 1/1.2 (diagonal 12.86mm) 8.42M
effective pixels※3 back-illuminated CMOS image sensor
|July 2019||10,000 JPY|
|Number of effective pixels||3864(H) × 2192(V), approx. 8.46 megapixels||3864(H) × 2176(V), approx. 8.42 megapixels|
|Image size||Diagonal: 6.43mm (type 1/2.8)||Diagonal 12.86mm (type 1/1.2)|
|Unit cell size||1.45μm (H) × 1.45μm (V)||2.9μm (H) × 2.9μm (V)|
|Frame rate||Full pixel||10bit 90fps、12bit 60fps||10bit 90fps、12bit 60fps|
|Sensitivity (F5.6 standard value)||2048 digits||9530 digits|
|Sensor saturation signal level (minimum value)||3895 digits||3895 digits|
|Main function||Digital overlap HDR||Digital overlap HDR|
|Output||MIPI D-PHY 2/4 lanes||MIPI D-PHY 2/4/4×2/8 lanes|
|Color filter array||Bayer array||Bayer array|
|Package||Ceramic LGA 12.0mm x 9.3mm||Ceramic LGA 20.0mm x 16.8mm|