I obtained the next data from two completely different sources. It’s concerning the new era Starvis 2 sensors from Sony:
I’ve heard that Sony plans to supply excessive dynamic vary STARVIS 2 sensors, which have glorious NIR efficiency and glorious dynamic vary. The FHD model comprises the Kind 1/2.8 and Kind 1/1.2 sizes. The 4.1 megapixel model comprises the Kind 1/1.8, Kind 1.1 sizes. 4K model comprises Kind 1/1.2, Kind 1.8, Kind 2.7.
The 4K Kind 2.7 (35mm full body) has Quad Acquire Readout and supplies 105dB of dynamic vary at 12bit ADC and better at 14bit ADC.
The precise technical specs aren’t but recognized, however such know-how could also be much like ARRI’s ALEV and Canon’s DGO.
Sony produces three STARVIS 2 picture sensors in 4K width class. They’re the IMX485 (8.29 Mp, Kind 1/1.2), IMX527 (11.17Mp, Kind 1.8) and IMX487 (11.54Mp, Kind 2.7), which characteristic pixel sizes of two.9um, 5.8um and eight.7um respectively.
The STARVIS 2 sensor provides HCG readout to the common STARVIS sensor, enabling twin achieve studying and subsequently attaining a dynamic vary of greater than eight occasions.
The IMX485 is the entry degree 4K STARVIS 2 with a dynamic vary of 88 dB and an reasonably priced worth that may make it the element of selection for a lot of excessive efficiency surveillance gadgets.
The IMX527 is the excessive sensitivity model of the 4K STARVIS 2, which is suitable with regular APS-C lenses. It nonetheless gives a superb dynamic vary of over 90 dB in excessive low gentle conditions, with a superb sign to noise ratio. Its presence makes 4K night time surveillance infinitely attainable.
The IMX487 makes use of a big space of high-sensitivity pixels surrounded by a small space of high-saturation pixels (the world ratio is 8 to 1), which permits for separate dual-gain readout (Quad achieve completely) for top of the range high-sensitivity and high-saturation pixels. Consequently, the flagship 4K STARVIS 2 sensor, the IMX487 delivers an impressively large dynamic vary of over 100 dB and a flawless image with a excessive signal-to-noise ratio.
Nonetheless the decision of those sensors is so low that they shouldn’t be utilized in Sony’s interchangeable lens cameras. APS-C is a marginal marketplace for Sony, and the full-frame fashions conflict with the brand new Alpha 7SIII and the likelihood of utilizing them is low. However STARVIS 2 offers the opportunity of Sony producing a excessive dynamic vary sensor for interchangeable lens digicam utility eventualities.