Sony heads toward 25 megapixel mark

By Chris Nicholls

TOKYO: Sony Japan has announced it has developed a 24.8 megapixel CMOS sensor, which will find its way into a DSLR camera before year’s end.

The 2.7-inch full-frame sensor will use proprietary Sony circuit etching technology and use the company’s new 12-bit parallel analogue-to-digital converter, which places converters on every vertical line of the sensor to reduce noise and increase data transfer speed.

As a result, the sensor will, despite its high megapixel count, be able to take pictures at a maximum six frames per second.

The new chip will also come with a programmable gain amplifier and will be able to output in LVDS 12-channel high speed digital.

 

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