New European Sony rebates (200 Euro off on the A7rIV)

Sony Europe launched new rebates. This includes a 200 Euro off on the Sony A7rIV. Another sign the new A7rV will be announced soon ;)

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Sony Unlocks In-Camera Forgery-Proof Technology

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Sony Unlocks In-Camera Forgery-Proof Technology

Sony today announced the availability of its in-camera forgery proof photo technology for corporate business users. Using digital signatures processed at capture, Sony technology supports detection of any modification to an image, thus protecting it from fraudulent usage.

Following widespread issues with unauthorized editing and misconduct around digital photo data, Sony has developed forgery-proof technology, based on standard cryptography, for corporate users to safeguard images against future misuse.

With Sony’s in-camera signing mode activated, images are immediately cryptographically signed by the camera processor upon capture. Following this, any pixel modification, tampering or potential forgery will cancel the image signature, as the image manipulation will be detected by the customer’s own certificate server during examination. SonyAlphaRumors

Available on the Alpha 7 IV camera, with expansion to other models to be considered in sequence, this new functionality streamlines the lengthy process required from image submission through to verification, all with the addition of extra security.

The Alpha 7 IV also combines a 33.0MP full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor with BIONZ XR™ imaging engine to deliver high-speed processing and outstanding resolution.

Sony’s new forgery-proof signing mode ensures the secure creation and transmission of images based on cryptographic methods, as the fundamental need for certifying unmodified and secure images grows in many applications, across multiple industries.

This technology is particularly applicable for passports and ID verification but goes further in tackling image manipulation in the media, medical and law enforcement fields. For the insurance and construction sectors, this technology will offer a secure foundation for inspection and recording of damage.

Yasuo Baba, Director of Digital Imaging and European Product Marketing at Sony, commented: “It is Sony’s missions to strengthen business solutions with cutting-edge imagery technology and our in-camera digital signing is a real gamechanger for combatting image manipulation and forgery across multiple industries. Whilst appropriate adaptations for each industry need to be made, the digital signature is multilingual and can be used internationally, enabling organisations worldwide to streamline mandatory image signing with Sony technology.”

Currently compatible with the Alpha 7 IV, and subject to receipt of a license to enable Sony’s signing mode, this facility will be available for business users with plans for further model expansion to follow. In tandem, Sony will continue to examine how we can utilise our industry-leading imaging technology to further support enhanced security across multiple industries, with plans to expand the line-up of supported cameras hereafter.

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This camera uses the brand new Sony 150 Megapixel medium format sensor (shoots 604M in High Res mode)

The Chinese company Hikrobotics.com announced a new camera featuring the brand new Sony 150 megapixel sensor. The camera is meant for FPD detection, PCB AOI, file scanning, etc. and it has one interesting feature: In High Res mode it takes 605 Megapixel images!

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Introduction:

MV-CH6040-10XM camera adopts Sony® IMX411 sensor to provide high- quality images. It uses CXP-6 interface to transmit non-compressed images in real time, and its max. frame rate can reach 1.45 fps in full resolution.

Key Features:

  • Resolution of 28416 × 21280, pixel size of 3.76 μm × 3.76 μm.
  • Supports 151 MP or 604 MP resolution mode.
  • Adopts ISP algorithm to improve image quality.
  • Supports FFC correction and 16-bit ADC output.
  • Adopts CXP-6 interface to transmit data.
  • Compatible with CoaXPress Protocol and GenlCam Standard,
    and third-party software based on the protocol and standard.