Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Sony releases new sensors IMX487, IMX661

IMX487 UV 8.13MP

[Advertised as "new product launch" but this has been around for a while.]

Global shutter CMOS image sensor specialized for the UV spectrum

With the structure specially designed for the properties of the UV wavelengths coupled with Pregius S technology, the image sensor can capture undistorted images of moving objects within a UV range of 200–400 nm and at a high frame rate of 193 fps (operated in the 10-bit mode). This image sensor has a potential to expand the scope of application from the conventional use of UV cameras in the inspection of semiconductors, etc. to areas that require high-speed capability, such as sorting of recycled materials.

Low noise

This image sensor has adopted the component materials dedicated for UV range imaging, and a special structure has been developed for its light receiving area. These make it possible to maintain high UV sensitivity while significantly minimizing noises to produce high quality images.

Smaller pixels

The pixels are miniaturized down to 2.74 um while maintaining high UV sensitivity, realizing a small multi-pixel sensor of the 2/3 type with approximately 8.13 megapixels. It serves well with factory automation, but also for many other purposes, notably for outdoor use for infrastructure inspections, by virtue of its portability and high resolution.

IMX661 127MP

The IM661 is a diagonal 56.73 mm (Type 3.6) CMOS active pixel type solid-state image sensor with a square pixel array and 127 M effective pixels. This chip features a global shutter with variable charge-integration time. This chip operates with analog 3.3 V, digital 1.2 V, and interface 1.8 V quadruple power supply. (Applications: FA cameras)


  1. Is there a way to access complete datasheets for these sensors?

    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

    2. You can ask them to give the datasheets from "contact us" on their website.

  2. If you succeed, please let me know. I tried multiple times, and I never got a complete datasheet. Disappointing !

    1. what is "complete"? the imx 661 datasheets and technotes are not far from 1000 pages pdf. usually the datasheets contain all the infos to integrate such a sensor. i integrated cis from various suppliers, the doc by sony is actually quite good.

    2. Maybe I was not clear enough in my statement, I am looking after performance specs, not directly after technotes on how to run the devices.

  3. I've never found it either, I would be very interested also please :)


All comments are moderated to avoid spam and personal attacks.