New Sony 18.47MP BSI sensor for consumer digital cameras

Sony announced the IMX118CQT back illuminated 18.47MP CMOS 1/2.3" sensor for use in consumer digital cameras. Currently, the Sony Cybershot camera with the highest MP count (18.2MP) is the new DSC-TX200V ($499.99). Here are the basic specs of the new sensor:

  • Diagonal 7.76 mm (Type 1/2.3) 18.47M-effective pixels (4968H × 3718V)
  • Pixel size: 1.26 µm unit pixel
  • Supports 18.47M-pixel imaging at approx. 24 frame/s
  • Back-illuminated CMOS image sensor that achieves both higher pixel count and high picture quality
  • Achieves low-power readout mode (1632H × 408V, 30 frame/s) for live view

Read more at Sony and Image Sensors World

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