Nikon D7100 Canon EOS Rebel T5i Nikon D3300 Canon EOS 1200D Sony A5000 Nikon D4S
Nikon D7100 Canon EOS Rebel T5i Nikon D3300 Canon EOS 1200D Sony A5000 Nikon D4S
  News Headlines Apple Canon Casio Fujifilm HTC LG Nikon Nokia Olympus Panasonic Pentax Ricoh Rollei Samsung Sony  
Lets Go Digital
 
     
Powered by True
Counted by OneStat.com
Sony IMX021 CMOS Image Sensor
Mark Peters : August 20th 2007 - 09:00 CET
Digital Camera Review Test Appareil Photo Numerique Prueba camara digital Digitale Camera Test Dijital Kamera Incelemeleri Digitalkamera Test Digitalkamera
SonySony IMX021APS-C size CMOS Image Sensor : Sony Corporation announced the commercialization of "Sony IMX021 CMOS Image Sensor", an APS-C size (diagonal: 28.40mm/Type 1.8) 12.47 effective megapixel ultra-high speed, high image quality CMOS image sensor designed to meet the increasing requirement for rapid image capture and advanced picture quality within digital SLR cameras. Sony will position "IMX021 CMOS Image Sensor" as a key device capable of generating new added value in the high-growth digital SLR camera market, actively promoting its use within Sony and externally. The "Sony IMX021" CMOS Image Sensor production will be carried out at Sony Semiconductor Kyushu Corporation's Kumamoto Technology Center.
Sony IMX021 CMOS Image SensorSony IMX021 CMOS Image Sensor
One of the main strengths of CMOS image sensors is their potential for system integration, enabling both analog and digital circuits to be combined on the same chip. "IMX021" maximizes these advantages, while also incorporating Sony's newly developed "Column-Parallel A/D Conversion Technique", providing each column within the sensor with its own A/D* converter. This system enables analog signals transferred from the Sensor's vertical signal lines to be A/D converted directly, over the shortest possible distance. It also minimizes image degradation caused by the noise that arises during analog processing, while at the same time delivering an extremely high signal conversion speed (in all-pixel scan mode) of 10.39 frame/s (12 bit).

Sony 12.47 MP Image Sensor
Furthermore, since processing is performed in parallel for each column, even if the number of pixels or the frame rate increases, A/D conversion can be performed at significantly lower frequencies than with conventional non-parallel circuit structures. Consequently, high picture quality digital signals can be processed without the noise interference that results from high frequency signals.

Sony IMX021 APS-C size CMOS Image Sensor
The "Column-Parallel A/D Conversion Technique" aligns both digital and CDS circuits alongside each column. Column-parallel digital CDS circuits reduce not only pixel noise, but also the noise and inter-column processing variations that can affect analog CDS circuits. These circuits also limit A/D converter fluctuations. With this dual noise cancelling technology realizing high-precision noise reduction across both analog and digital circuits, the "IMX021" image sensor allows signals to be transferred, with limited noise, to the image processing circuits of the camera unit itself. This makes it ideally suited for the development of high image quality digital SLR cameras.

Sony CMOS - Advanced noise cancelling
The enhanced quality images generated by "IMX021" are the result of its advanced noise cancelling features based on a unique circuit structure, its pixel array micro-fabrication technologies, and its cleaning and color-filtering capabilities - encapsulating the range of imaging expertise that Sony has accumulated throughout its history of CCD development.

   Sony Image Sensors
   Sony Digital Cameras
   IFA Trade Show
   Next  Nokia 6555 3G Mobile Phone
   Previous  Canon PowerShot G9
   News by brand:Sony
   News by category:Image sensor
   News by brand and category:Sony Image sensor
   Canon EOS 700D - $749.00
   Nikon D7100 - $929.00
   Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ40 - $
   Sony CyberShot DSC HX300 - $398.00
   Canon IXUS 255 HS - $179.99
   Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ35 - $255.65
   Canon PowerShot SX280 HS - $
   Canon EOS 1100D - $299.00
   Sony CyberShot DSC HX50V - $318.99
   Nikon D5300 - $846.95


LetsGoDigital digital camera magazine
Latest Sony announcements
Sony Laser Projector
Sony 4K Projector
Sony A77 II test photos
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III sample photos
Sony Xperia C3
Sony A7s
Sony CyberShot HX400V
Sony CyberShot H400
Sony A6000
Sony Cyber-Shot cameras
Sony Xperia T3
Sony DSC-RX100 III
Sony A77 II
Sony Xperia Z2
Sony Xperia Z2 tablet
 
Twitter LetsGoDigital
Latest news headlines
Canon bridge cameras
Logitech USB headset
Canon PowerShot digital cameras
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS
Firmware update for Fujifilm X-Series cameras
Samsung wearable technology into Trek Bicycles
Samsung Galaxy K zoom
Fujifilm X-mount lenses
LaCie 5TB external hard drives
Samsung Galaxy S5 promotion video
Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games
Pentax K-3 Prestige Gunmetal Edition
Verizon Wireless XLTE
Dual interface USB for Android smartphones & tablets
   
CanonCasioFujifilmNikonOlympusHTCSamsungSonyPanasonicNokia
  Accessories Android Apps Camcorders Digital cameras Mobile phones Smartphones Software Tablets   CES CeBIT Gadgets IFA Photokina PMA