Sony has registered six new Full Frame sensors. Some of them might be used on future Panasonic-Sigma-Leica cameras too. What’s particular is that the sensor named IMX521 uses the Quad Bayer Structure. Sony writes:
HDR function is available by dividing exposure time in the 4 same color pixels into long exposure pixels and short exposure pixels. or dividing conversion gain in the 4 same color pixels into LCG pixels and HCG pixels.
Quad Bayer RAW function makes it possible to readout 4 same color pixels without addition.
When normal operation. 4 same color pixels are added and made 1 pixel, and output as bayer pixel array. In addition, a group of divided 4 same color pixels is defined as 1 pixel unit in this product specification.
Here are the short sensor specs:
IMX311: 48,9MP (45° deg. square pix array)
IMX313: 48,9MP (16bit A/D, stacked 3:2, 30p at 16:9 FULL 8k readout. 60p at 6k with crop.)
IMX410: 24.6MP (24mpix, 19fps for photography. 6k 40fps, 4k crop 100fps.)
IMX521: 15MP with Quad Array
Reliable source Tanaka know the price of the new Sigma FP but is not allowed to say it. All he could write on Twitter was this:
“Making a small, high-performance camera is more expensive than I would have expected. Not only money but also advanced technology are required. SIGMA went all-out.“
This is going to be an expensive Cine oriented camera!
ThisTanaka hinted that tomorrow Sigma might unveil some new details about their 60 Megapixel Full Frame L-mount Foveon camera. Here is his message (google translated):
Sigma is planning to announce a new product soon, but it seems that it is not the only lens. I would like to announce the development of a new camera for the example “L Mount Alliance”. If so, is it faster than originally planned? It’s a pleasure.
What we know so far about the Foveon camera is:
– It uses a 20 Megapixel Full frame and three layer sensor (20×3 is 60MP)
– Scheduled to be on market by 2020
– Developed by Sigma and TSI
– L-mount (of course)
Here is the real image of the new sensor:
Here you have the leaked images of the three new Sigma Full Frame L-mount lenses. These will be announced tomorrow (July 11) at 9am London time:
Sigma 35mm f/1.2 E-mount and L-mount:
Sigma 45mm f/2.8 E-mount and L-mount lens (ships on July 26):
Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 E-mount and L-mount lens (ships in August):