Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sony 3rd Generation Global Shutter Sensors

Sony publishes flyers of 2.8MP IMX421LLJ and 2MP IMX422LLJ Pregius sensors featuring 4.5um pixel and faster frame rates:

FLIR (former Point Grey) video explains the main differences between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generations of Pregius sensors:

Sony also added VGA IMX397CLN 2nd generation sensor to its lineup.


  1. Sony has around 15 Sensors listed as "New" featuring Global Shutter on it's Website, the highest numbered is the IMX428: (including some new low light capable, but non-GS, Sensors on their Starvis Lineup's webpage).

    Canon is also entering the Sensor Sales business with a 120MP, 5MP GS, and 35mm ISO 4,560,000 1080P Sensors: .

    Good to see Global Shutter becoming more popular.

  2. why do they need 18.4Gbps? What target interfaces do they have in mind? Flir seems to offer USB3 and Gige which are clearly too slow. Maybe embedded vision?

    1. Other interfaces such as USB 3.1 (Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3 and 10GigE offer more bandwidth. Although its one thing to stream that much data, and another to do any type of real-time processing or analytics. Most applications probably wont need to use the sensor at its maximum frame rate but its nice to know there is room to play.


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