Sony is shaping the world of photography, one sensor at a time. The company has made a breakthrough in sensor technology with a backlit CMOS unit that is effectively immune to rolling shutter distortions #fotomagic
At the end of the week, Sony announced it had made a real breakthrough for photographers worldwide – a sensor that eliminates rolling shutter upsetting effects. The company managed to create a backside illuminated CMOS sensor of over 1MP that supports global shutter.
Sony has been breaking records for a while now when it comes to BSI sensors, announcing a7R II as the world’s first camera boasting a 35mm full frame one. This means that the device’s sensor takes advantage of a new arrangement of imaging elements to boost the amount of light captured, thereby improving performance in low-light situations.
Now, usually, such sensors are prone to rolling shutter distortions, visible in images that capture things that move at high speed.
But with this 1.46MP piece, Sony implemented a global shutter. This means the sensor is capable of getting all the pixels from a photo simultaneously, instead of sequentially, row by row.
Ta-da! No pesky effects anymore. That said, there’s no way to anticipate when the company will announce a consumer camera sporting one, so our hearts are not brimming with joy – yet.