Sony Is Prepping a 150-Megapixel Medium Format Image Sensor

April 5, 2017

If your hard drives were groaning under the weight of 100-megapixel medium format images, just wait. Sony’s image sensor division has just released a new product roadmap detailing plans for a 150-megapixel medium format image sensor (55 x 41mm).

Details are sparse, but the CMOS sensor will be backside illuminated and produced in 2018. Presumably that means we won’t see it in a medium format body until 2019. A monochrome version of the sensor is also planned.

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Sony also plans a slightly smaller 100-megapixel (44 x 33mm) backside illuminated sensor in the same time frame.

So the megapixel war? It’s still on.