Sony manufactures car camera sensor for images in almost darkness




Sony has a camera sensor for the automotive market, announced with very high sensitivity. According to the group concerns the third image sensor for high-definition images with the highest sensitivity so far.

Sony claims that the IMX224MQV sensor 1.27-megapixel pictures in color may shoot in lighting conditions as low as 0.005 lux . The group said that conditions match a moonless night, the illumination would be less than that of a star-filled sky. Less

Sony has, inter alia, the diodes for converting light to electrons is made more efficient, while electronic circuits applied to electrons which, in turn, in order to more efficiently convert ‘voltage. In addition, the sensor system that supports a WDR longer than conventional systems, in combination with an ISP allows exposure times. Also used a pixel structure that is sensitive to infrared light and is intended to improve object recognition in low light conditions.

The IMX224MQV would at the same time the first sensor to the AEC-Q100 requirements of use for cars complying. Are Cameras for the automotive market should be very durable and the Automotive Electronics Council see here with Q100 stress test to it. Sony has high hopes for the automobile market cameras. The sensors can be used for other applications and parking brakes automatically.

Sony launched in November with the sample production and mass production of the sensor to be launched in December. The price is 1500 yen for manufacturers, converted 11 euros.


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