More Sensitive sensors coming from Sony


A spec sheet was released by Sony which listed the specs and features of the Sony’s very first APCS (Active-Pixel-Color-Sampling). The Foveon sensors utilizes three layers of pixels, however the new APCS sensor will use just a single layer of pixel array. And currently available Bayer sensors combines 4 pixels (R-G-B-G) in order to get a single pixel of color information but the forthcoming APCS sensor will utilize single pixel to get 1 pixel of color information.

The new Sony sensor will capture more electrons and therefore higher dynamic range and lower noise will be available with its with its bigger sized pixels. More enhanced image quality, incredible sharpness and rich color detailing will be delivered as more color pixels would be available. It allows to increase the megapixel resolution further (same as ultrapixel technology as in HTC M8 and Nokia Lumia 1020). It eradicates moiré and the use of anti aliasing filter. The sensor would be highly recommended for monochrome shooting.

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