Sony 61MP Surveillance Sensor Examined

By Zach Segal, Published on Sep 04, 2020

For a decade, the highest resolution single-imager surveillance cameras have remained ~30MP, now Sony has released a 61 MP sensor (IMX455AQK-K) marketed to surveillance.

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While Sony exited the branded video surveillance business this year, they continue in sensors.

IPVM explores how this sensor has been used and what it means for surveillance cameras.

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Raw ************* ** ****. *** ********** ** *****!! For God's sake provide lossless **********n as many people have requested. Most cameras of this and lesser spec offer focus stacking. When are you going to catch up? [******** *****]

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Problems **** ***** **** ** ************ ******

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  • ******* ******: **** ***** high ********** *******, ***** rates *** ******* *** even *** ***** **** specified ** ***** *** delivered (*.*., ********* ** 10fps *** **** ******** 5fps).
  • *** ************: ***** ***** struggle **** ********* ****** resolutions. ** **** **** inconsistent ********* ** ***-**********, often ******* ** *** drop **** ******** *****.
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  • ******** ****: ****** ** cameras *** ***** ***** and ******* ***** ******. This ***** ******** **** challenging *** *** ****** aesthetic ********.
  • ****** ******** **********: ** can ** ********* ** mount *** ****** ******* coplanarity ********.

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**** ****** ** ******** popular ** **************** ******* of **'* *** *****, high ***********, ***** ****, a **-*** */*, *** the **** **** * mono ******* ** ********* (in ******** ** *** color *******). **** ***, only *** ******* ********* offer ** ** ** astro ****** (******* **** ZWO, *** ****** **** QHY).

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