Sony Semiconductor Solutions to Release Industry’s First CMOS Image Sensor for Security

Jul 20, 2022

Sony Semiconductor Solutions to Release Industry’s First CMOS Image Sensor for Security Cameras That Simultaneously Delivers Full-Pixel Output of Captured Images and High-Speed Output of Regions of Interest

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation (SSS) today announced the upcoming release of the IMX675, a 1/3-type CMOS image sensor for security cameras with approximately 5.12 megapixels*2 that simultaneously delivers both full-pixel output of the whole captured image and high-speed output of regions of interest.

In an industry first,*1 the new sensor from SSS leverages Dual Speed Streaming technology to output all of the pixels in a captured image at a maximum rate of 40 frames per second while simultaneously outputting specific user-set regions of interest at high speed. Using this image sensor allows a single camera not only to provide comprehensive images of scenes, but also to support high-speed recognition of specific objects at a high level of detail.
The new sensor also employs unique STARVISTM 2 technology from SSS, which delivers high-sensitivity and a wide dynamic range, but with approximately 30% less power consumption than conventional models,*3 thanks to its proprietary stacked structure.

These technologies come together to deliver high-performance, high-quality image capture regardless of usage conditions or time of day, thereby contributing to a safer, more secure society.

*1 Among CMOS image sensors for security camera applications. As of announcement on July 20, 2022.
*2 Based on image sensor effective pixel specification method.
*3 Compared to SSS’s IMX335 1/3-type 5.12 effective megapixel CMOS sensor.

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