Sony IMX661 127.68 megapixel CMOS image sensor launched on Thursday featuring a global shutter function. According to the company, this is the most effective pixel count in the industry. Sony says it can provide an optical size about 10 times larger than a typical 1.1-type image sensor associated with a C-mount. The sensor uses Sony’s Global Shutter pixel technology, called “Pregius”, and the company says it can capture moving images without distortion. Sony says the IMX661 3.6-type image sensor is configured to enable image readout speeds four times faster than conventional CMOS image sensors.
Sony IMX661 availability
The new image sensor industrial equipment developed by Sony is targeted. However, it does indicate that Sony may bring higher pixel counts to a consumer product in the near future. Announcing the launch, the company said that the Sony IMX661 image sensor will help solve various complex challenges when used in industrial equipment cameras. Sony IMX661 will start shipping in April 2021 in black, color and white variants.
Sony IMX661 Specification
The large format CMOS image sensor has a diagonal optical size of 56.73mm and a pixel size of 3.45μm. Sony says it is designed to capture wide viewing angles without any motion distortion in a single imaging operation. Sony IMX661’s high-resolution imaging improves accuracy accuracy and provides a high level of processing performance. Sony says it can be used for wide-area observation and aerial photography in a variety of industrial equipment applications.
The Sony IMX661 is claimed to have been configured to improve image readout speeds to offset increased signal processing volume as the pixel count increases. Sony says its image readout speed is four times faster than the Sony IMX253 1.1-type, 12-megapixel CMOS image sensor. The new Sony IMX661 127.68-megapixel image sensor is capable of delivering 21.8fps in 10-bit shooting.
The new Sony image sensor is also equipped with various signal processing capabilities required for industrial equipment, such as trigger synchronization to control imaging timing, multi-exposure to detect the motion of moving objects, and short exposure time for blur-free imaging of objects. Run at high speeds to increase sensitivity to low light conditions, and pixel binning readouts.
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