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Imaging technology

Sony's cutting-edge camera technology delivers stunningly lifelike photos and movies as well as supreme ease of use.

Exmor® image sensor

Exmor® image sensor

Combines high ISO sensitivity with extremely low noise to ensure great results even in dim lighting.



The new high-speed BIONZ X image processing engine faithfully reproduces textures and details.

G Lenses

G Lenses

With industry-leading design and materials, these lenses are your partner in creative image-making.

Sony’s image sensor

Exmor® R CMOS sensor

The Exmor® CMOS sensor delivers finely detailed images and smooth tonal gradations with extremely low noise that only Sony's leading technology can achieve.

the world’s No. 1 manufacturer of image sensors for digital cameras and video recorders

World leader in sensors

Sony is the world’s No. 1 manufacturer of image sensors for digital cameras and video recorders (based on Sony research from April 2012 to March 2013 that shows Sony has a 50% market share).

New full-frame image sensor & no optical low-pass filter

The new 36.4-megapixel 35mm full-frame Exmor® CMOS sensor delivers high resolution, high sensitivity and low noise. With no low-pass filter, the sensor and lens can achieve enhanced clarity and realistic details to the very edges of your photos.

No optical low-pass filter
Gapless on-chip lens design

Gapless, optimally positioned on-chip lenses

Sony optimised the design of every on-chip lens (OCL), enhancing light-gathering efficiency, raising sensitivity and achieving an impressive signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio. A gapless, on-chip lens design also allows more light to be collected.

Various advances in sensor technology

Exceptional image sensor performance was achieved through various advanced sensor features, allowing a dramatic increases in the amount of light collected by each pixel and the sensor’s dynamic range, while maintaining low noise and a high S/N ratio.

Conventional design versus cutting-edge design

Image processing engine


Sony proudly introduces the new BIONZ X image processing engine, which faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time, as seen by the naked eye.

Natural results in any light with BIONZ X

Enhanced detail reproduction + diffraction-reducing technology produce more natural outlines + reduce blur from light points. Noise reduction on every image + 16-bit processing + 14-bit RAW output.

Sample Image with BIONZ X

Greater area-specific noise reduction

Area-specific noise reduction selectively divides the image focusing on edges, textures and patterns, and applies the most appropriate noise reduction for each area, reducing noise and improving image quality—especially at high-sensitivity settings.

Sample Image with BIONZ X

New BIONZ X system

16-bit image processing and 14-bit RAW output

16-bit image processing and 14-bit RAW output help preserve maximum detail and produce images of the highest quality with rich tonal gradations. The 14-bit RAW (Sony ARW) format ensures optimal quality for later image adjustment (via Image Data Converter or other software).

G Lenses

Precision Sony lenses with a distinguished pedigree from Minolta.

G Lenses impart visual elegance to every aspect of the images they produce, bringing extraordinary presence to in-focus areas and silky smooth rendering to out-of-focus areas: A beautiful foundation for creating photographic art.