18 November 2019
Sony, one of the biggest suppliers of camera sensors in the market will soon launch its new and more capable IMX686 sensor. The company has shared a video teaser that shows the capability of the next major image sensor which is IMX686. The video teaser doesn’t specifically reveal the tech specs of the sensor but does share some camera samples to reflect what you are going to achieve with the IMX686 sensor.
The video teaser posted on Sony’s official account on Weibo is long enough to highlight the main potential of the sensor. Some tourists can be seen taking shots from their phones fitted with Sony’s IMX686 sensor. Every shot captured shows “shot by Sony’s image sensor IMX686” as a watermark in the video. The tourists can be seen taking the High Dynamic Range (HDR) images. The image sensor is taking bright highlights and dark shadows of the scene brilliantly and bringing out a detailed result.
One more sample in the video teaser appears to be highlighting the vibrancy and color accuracy of the imager. One of the shots also reveals that the Sony IMX868 image sensor may let you capture good astrophotography shots in case you’re a stargazer. Other samples in the video show wide-angle shots, night mode shots, and more.
The potential of Sony image sensors is not hidden. The Sony imagers can be found in many smartphones of all categories today and the very recent Sony IMX586 is a good example to consider that is available in most of the smartphones today and enhancing mobile photography.
It is unknown when Sony will launch its next major image sensor IMX686 into the market but one thing is clear, the imager is going to be picked by many smartphone manufacturers for their upcoming smartphones.