Sony is heavily investing in a brand new sensor tech that will likely find his way in production cameras as early as 2015. I already told you a couple of weeks ago that Sony developed a 54 Megapixel sensor with on sensor PDAF. Well today I have been told by a very trusted sources that this sensor is also the first that has not been designed with a classic RGB (Bayer) pixel structure.
The well trusted source told me that Sony’s plan is to keep using 24MP and 36MP FF sensor on the new A and E-mount cameras that will be announced in 2014 and early 2015. It will also depend from the competition whether Sony will launch the camera with the new sensor in late 2015 or during 2016.
In short, after many years of classic RGB sensor structure (with the exception from Sigmas Foveon tech) we will get a real major leap forward in sensor imaging tech.
I hope to get details soon!
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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
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SR3=50% chance it is correct
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