Sony Announces the First Stacked CMOS Image Sensor with Built-in Hybrid Autofocus and 3-Axis Electronic Image Stabilization

Sony announces a new type 1/2.6 22.5-Megapixel Exmoor RS sensor. This is the industry’s first stacked CMOS image sensor with built-in hybrid autofocus and 3-Axis electronic image stabilization.

The IMX318 comes with 22.5 effective megapixels, and it boasts a more compact size, greater image quality, and higher performance.

The brand new kind of sensor has electronic 3-Axis stabilization that  corrects both, in camera shake and lens distortion. The demo videos and full press text can be seen below.

Sony Announces a New Type 1/2.6 22.5 Megapixel Exmoor RS Sensor

This new Exmor RS is the industry’s first to be equipped with built-in high-speed hybrid autofocus, as fast as 0.03 seconds, and built-in 3-axis electronic image stabilization technology for video. Sony aims to begin shipments for this new CMOS image sensor in May, 2016.

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Main Features

1. The industry’s smallest unit pixel size at 1.0μm, achieving compact size (type 1/2.6) while realizing 22.5 effective megapixels high resolution
2. The industry’s first*1 image sensor with built-in hybrid AF, as fast as 0.03 seconds, and 3-axis electronic image stabilization
3. 4K and high frame rate video recording, through high-speed communications leveraging the latest MIPI specifications

Key Specifications

Model name IMX318
Effective pixel count 5488 (H) x 4112 (V) 22.5 megapixels
Image size Diagonal 6.858mm (Type 1/2.6)
Unit cell size 1.00μm (H) x 1.00μm (V)
Frame rate Full 30fps
Movie
4K (3840 x 2160)
30fps
1080p
120fps
720p
240fps
Sensitivity (standard value: F5.6) 61mV
Sensor saturation signal (minimum value) 330mV
Power supply Analog 2.8V
Digital 1.05V
Interface 1.8V
Key features Hybrid AF, 3-axis image stabilization for video, HDR imaging, lens resolution correction, white spot correction, NR
Output MIPI C-PHY 1.0 (3 trio) / D-PHY 1.2 (4 lane)
Image format Bayer RAW

via Sony.net