Sony patented a new two-layer sensor. The first layer is color sensor – classic RGB pixel layer on top, and the second layer is monochrome sensor – phase detection pixel layer below. This means the phase detection will cover the full sensor area.
But, it’s just a patent. It doesn’t mean it will run into a real product, because it’s not even necessary to have a prototype to take out a patent.
Let’s wait and see what will happen in the future.
See the patent details below:
Patent Publication No. 2015-128131
- Published 2015.7.9
- Filing date 2013.11.27
- Two or more layers of the multi-layered sensor
- The first layer is color sensor
- The second layer is monochrome sensor
- Phase difference detection pixels
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