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09-09-2018, 07:50 AM   #1
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Sony Global Shutter APS-C and MFT - New Sensors

Stunning: Sony officially announces a new generation of Global Shutter APS-C and MFT sensors! - sonyalpharumors sonyalpharumors

Global shutter is a big step forward for mirrorless and eventually we will have pixel level "shutter" control. That will vastly improve DR and color accuracy.

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Hmmm... The specs prove that these sensors are at least 2 generations behind on DR of other APS-C sensors. These sensors are limited to 12 bit read-out (at degraded frame rates) compared to the 14 bit DR of 3-year old sensors used for stills.

Global shutter does not improve DR at all. In fact, global shutter makes high DR much harder to achieve. Global shutter only aids color accuracy with artificial light sources that have flickering color.

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They are for industry use. I fail to see what this has to do with mirrorless specifically as they could potentially be used in any type of camera.
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Hmmm... The specs prove that these sensors are at least 2 generations behind on DR of other APS-C sensors. These sensors are limited to 12 bit read-out (at degraded frame rates) compared to the 14 bit DR of of 3-year old sensors used for stills.

Global shutter does not improve DR at all. In fact, global shutter makes high DR much harder to achieve. Global shutter only aids color accuracy with artificial light sources that have flickering color.
If you read what I wrote. "eventually we will have pixel level "shutter" control. That will vastly improve DR and color accuracy."
I didn't say global shutter improves DR.

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The comments indicate this isn't for consumer cameras. I'm not clear what they based that off.
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The sensors are clearly marked "Industry" so we wont see them in consumer cameras, but it looks like Sony is close to be able bring consumer versions to market.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
They are for industry use. I fail to see what this has to do with mirrorless specifically as they could potentially be used in any type of camera.
Indeed.

The specs actually suggest the sensor would be ill-suited to mirrorless ILCs. The sensor is optimized for lenses with at least 100 mm distance to the exit pupil.

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The sensors are clearly marked "Industry" so we wont see them in consumer cameras, but it looks like Sony is close to be able bring consumer versions to market.
Could be a derivative of the A9 sensor for apsc camera models, and it wouldn't be global shutter , it would be tiled sensor array stacked on a secondary chip. RD on this kind of chip is very expensive, they will also sell that kind of sensor to Nikon and Ricoh Imaging, we'll get it into a Pentax camera without having to change our lenses.
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They are for industry use...
Predictably.

Most sensor rumors are started for industrial stuff used for product QA purposes.


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