Will the Sony A7S III have a 48 / 12 megapixel Quad Bayer Exmor RS sensor?

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I am convinced Sony will go in the direction of Quad Bayer stacked CMOS sensors for the A7S series and it’s a major reason we’ve waited so long for it. I also think the FS5’s electronically variable ND filter will be in the camera too.

Quad Bayer answers the conundrum of balancing low light performance and megapixel count. It is the best of both worlds and allows a 48 megapixel 8000 x 6000 image and 8K video – at the same time as 4000 x 3000 and 4K video with better low light performance.

The proof of concept is sitting in my hands right now. Step forward the mighty Xiaomi Mi 9 smartphone with 48 megapixel Sony Quad Bayer sensor and 960fps slow-mo.

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Sony develops full frame 100 megapixel sensor with 6K video for consumer cameras

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IMX555CQR is the catchy code-name for an upcoming Sony sensor leaked today. It’s a 102 megapixel full frame sensor for consumer cameras and available to other manufacturers. A pixel binning mode for 12bit 6K video is offered, along with a unique high-speed digital readout for 16bit stills.

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Fuji X-T3 may feature Samsung sensor, as South Korean giant gears up to supply 8K FULL FRAME sensors to Japanese

Check out the behind the scenes on Black Swan’s Matthew Libatique ASC Fuji X-T3 shoot here at FDTimes. Great read!

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Back in June I reported on the joint sensor development between Fuji and Samsung. You can read all about that ISO Cell project here. This was 100% not a rumour.

Now you may look at the X-T3 and wonder where the new 26MP sensor comes from.

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Sony 31MP APS-C sensor with GLOBAL SHUTTER might be coming to A6700

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Sony has been listening to the feedback surrounding the A6300 and A6500, which had quite a severe rolling shutter (30ms+) in 4K.

They have just announced a new high resolution 31MP (over 6K) APS-C / Super 35mm sensor with a global shutter.

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Samsung eying return to camera market as Galaxy smartphone shipments fall

Source: Nikkei

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With the number of Galaxy handset shipments stalling since 2013, Samsung has been looking to raise prices on their high-end handsets to offset the plateau. The company has suffered dramatic losses of market share in China to cheaper rivals as a result. Now there are rumours Samsung is looking ‘beyond the galaxy’…

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Imaging Resource takes a look inside Nikon’s sensor design studios, solves Sony misconceptions

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Dave Etchells has a background in chip science and finally had the very rare opportunity to visit Nikon’s sensor design labs. It’s long been the perception in the photographic and filmmaking community that Nikon leans heavily on Sony for off-the-shelf sensors and is handed down parts. It’s led to opinions like “why would Sony give their best sensor to rival Nikon?” being quite common on camera sites and forums.

The answer, in actual fact, is that Nikon can beat Sony at their own game, with the 46MP full frame sensor in the D850 proof of the pudding. It does better 4K video quality than the A7R III at a higher megapixel count and edges it for stills quality too. Now let’s hear about some of the science behind it.

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