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Sony IMX890 50.3 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor Unveiled with Square Pixel for Color Cameras

Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf is a law graduate and freelance journalist with a keen interest in tech reporting.

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In the last few weeks, Sony’s IMX978 and IMX890 were reportedly exposed with a double-frame super large bottom sensor for photo and video. As reported by TechGoing, the IMX978 is a 1-inch flagship CIS with 52Mp 1.55μm luxury specifications, known as the double-frame super bottom of the photo video two hands.

On the other hand, the IMX890 is said to be a conventional large-bottom sensor, which will be widely used in the current mid-range cell phone market, similar to the IMX 586 and IMX 766.

Sony’s IMX890: A 50.3 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor with Square Pixels for Color Cameras

However, as we just discovered in a tweet from the popular, reliable tipster, Sony has uncovered the new IMX890-AAJH5-C with some general description and application. The leak revealed Sony’s IMX890 is a diagonal 10.240 mm (Type 1/1.56) 50.3 Mega-Pixel CMOS image sensor with square pixels for color cameras.

Additionally, the images shared by the tipster show that the IMX890 is a type 1/1.56, 50.3MP, QBC CFA, and 2×2 OCL with full resolution output@30fps. Moving to the general description and application shows that the image sensor is an IMVOOD in diaconal 10 240 mm (Tune 1/1 581 50 2 Men’s naval CMOS with a high frame rate.

Sony’s IMX890 Functions and Features

The functions and features of the new Sony IMX890 image sensor include the following:

  • Back-illuminated and stacked CMOS image sensor
  • Quad Bayer Coding (QBC) color filter arrangement Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) with 2x20CL
  • High Frame Rate
  • 30frame/s@Full resolution (QBC Re-mosaic)
  • 120frame/s@2×2 Adjacent Pixel Binning (16:9)
  • 480frame/s@2×2 Adjacent Pixel Binning V2H2(16:9)
  • High signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
  • A dual-sensor synchronization operation
  • Built-in 2D Dynamic Defect Pixel Correction (DPC)
  • Lens Shading Correction (LSC)
  • Built-in temperature sensor
  • The output video format of RAW10, RAW8
  • QBC Re-mosaic function
  • Two PLLs for independent clock generation for pixel control and data output interface
  • CSI-2 serial data output
  • MIPI C-PHY 1trio/2trio/3trio, Max 3.5Gsps/Trio, C-PHY spec. ver. 1.2 compliant MIPI D-PHY 2lane/4lane, Max. 2.5Gbps/lane, D-PHY spec. ver. 1.2 compliant
  • 2-wire serial communication (Supports I2C “Fast mode” and “Fast-mode Plus”, 13C)
  • DOL function (Quad Binning and 10-bit mode only)

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It seems Sony IMX 890 is the new IMX766 of the same size. Do let us know in the comments

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