Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sony Announces 3.3MP Sensor for Industrial Applications

Sony announced 2.5um pixel based fast frame rate sensor family for industrial applications. The new 3.27MP 1/2.8-inch IMX036LQR/LLR CMOS sensor family has color and B&W sensor versions. Sony uses “Exmor” brand for them which is a name for CMOS sensor with high-speed processing, low noise and low power column-parallel A/D conversion.

The sensors provide HD Video in 1080p format at 60fps speed at 10b ADC resolution or 30fps at 12b. At full 3.27MP resolution mode the sensors deliver 60fps rate at 10b or 15fps at 12b. 2x2 and 3x3 addition modes are supported. No power consumption number is given.


  1. Is this with a rolling shutter (shared or not) 4T pixel?

  2. I'd guess it's rolling shutter. Otherwise Sony would make a big story on this. Most probably the pixels are shared, it's hard to fit 4 transistors into one 2.5um pixel and still maintain a good performance.


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