Sony announces new 20MP 1-inch sensor
Sony’s sensor division has announced a new 1-inch type sensor with an effective pixel count of 20.48MP. The new CMOS sensor is backside-illuminated and offers an all-pixel global reset function which should drastically reduce rolling shutter effect when panning. The chip can also record 4K 2160p video at up to 60 frames per second and output 12-bit full-resolution images at readout speeds approaching 22 frames per second.
We would expect to see the new sensor in future iterations of Sony’s RX100 line of high-end compact cameras and RX10 superzoom models. Full specifications are available on the Sony Semiconductor website.