I am very interested in what Sony is doing these days. I have been waiting for a camera company to close the gap with Canon in the DSLR/Mirrorless market.
The Sony A7s made a huge splash at NAB and I am eager to test it out soon.
What makes me intrigued most about Sony is their legacy of building high quality electronics. This announcement of their new curved sensor technology is super exciting. As with all new technology announcements we have to wait and see when it actually ships but here are the highlights:
– 1.4x increased sensitivity in the middle of the sensor
– 2x increased sensitivity in the corners
– Reduced noise from “Dark current”
– Ability for flatter lenses with wider apetures
– Already have a full frame sensor (as well as mobile phone versions)
What do you think?
First Image of Sony’s Revolutionary Curved Sensor Released, May Change Everything
Sony has officially released the very first image of what promises to be an impressive leap forward in digital imaging technology: the curved full-frame sensor.
Initially unveiled in April, Sony hasn’t taken any pains to keep this one a secret — and why should they? The process for making and stabilizing these curved sensors was developed entirely in-house, using machines Sony’s R&D department designed, and the company says it’s closer to mass manufacture than any previously-attempted curved array.
With a curvature equivalent to that of the human eye, this sensor promises 1.4x better sensitivity in the middle and 2x better sensitivity in the corners! All of this while actually reducing noise caused by ‘dark current’ (which sounds like something out of Star Wars but is actually the current that is flowing through pixels even when they’re not receiving light).
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