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.


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
4K (3840 x 2160)
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