Everyone knows that Sony doesn’t make Micro Four Thirds cameras, but it’s perhaps less widely known that the Japanese giant DOES make MFT sensors. It’s also a specialist in stacked sensor design and high-speed data readouts.
The new IMX472-AAJK MFT sensor is currently marked as ‘Tentative’ on Sony Semiconductors’ own product flyer, so there’s no indication as to when it might appear in cameras or, indeed, which cameras they might be.
Camera makers are notoriously tight-lipped about their sensor suppliers and Sony sensors are used in many different applications in commercial and industrial settings, not just consumer cameras – though
BSI, or Back Side Illuminated sensors are also known as ‘Back Illuminated' sensors. They are a revision of traditional sensor designs which increases the light...