Sony teases new IMX686 image sensor, shows first samples in a promo video

Peter, 07 November 2019

Sony posted a teaser video for the upcoming IMX686 sensor – the successor to the highly popular IMX586, which was among the first 48MP sensors. The teaser doesn’t reveal the resolution of the new sensor, but based on rumors about phones that are supposed to use it, expect 60-64MP.

You can follow the Source link to watch the video on Weibo. The accompanying text in Sony’s post does reveal one thing – that the sensor will be released in 2020.

Sony teases new IMX686 image sensor, shows first samples in a promo video

The video also shows photos captured with the sensor, but the company didn’t publish the full resolution shots. If you’re wondering how Sony captured photos with a sensor that’s not in phones yet, it used a prototype board connected to a computer (the phone seen in the videos is just a dummy).

Here are the photos from the video, again they are not full resolution:

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Downscaled camera samples from Sony's new IMX686 image sensor

Source | Via (in Chinese)


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