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The STARVIS™ is back-illuminated pixel technology used in CMOS image sensors for surveillance camera applications. It features a sensitivity of 2000 mV or more per 1 µm2 (color product, when imaging with a 706 cd/m2 light source, F5.6 in 1 s accumulation equivalent), and realizes high picture quality in the visible-light and near infrared light regions.

*STARVIS and logo are trademarks of Sony Group Corporation


The Pregius™ is global shutter pixel technology for active pixel-type CMOS image sensors that use Sony’s low-noise CCD structure, and realizes high picture quality. In industrial applications there is often a demand to recognize the accurate form of fast-moving objects. Until now, a rolling shutter has been used as the electronic shutter mechanism in CMOS image sensors; therefore, unavoidable intrinsic distortion of the focal plane occurs. Sony has incorporated Pregius, a global shutter function, into the CMOS image sensor to meet customer needs.

*Pregius and logo are trademarks of Sony Group Corporation


The newly developed Pregius S includes a back-illuminated structure to reduce the size of image sensors and improve frame rates while still maintaining the high imaging performance of Pregius. This new technology improves production line efficiency even further. The use of a laminated structure has enabled expanded functionality.

*Pregius S and logo are trademarks of Sony Group Corporation


Polarsens is a CMOS Image Sensor pixel technology that has several different angle polarizer formed on chip during the semiconductor process allowing highly accurate alignment with pixel.

*Polarsens and logo are trademarks of Sony Group Corporation

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