Perfection at all levels: Sony’s IMX series

IMX1786.41 MP

Sensor properties Sony IMX178

  • 1/1.8” rolling shutter sensor with 2.4 µm pixel size
  • Aspect ratio 3:2 (3088 x 2076 px)
  • Full resolution (6.41 MP) with up to 58 fps
  • Very light-sensitive BSI sensor

The rolling shutter CMOS sensor Sony IMX178 provides very high resolution of 6.41 MP (3088 x 2076 px), which makes it especially perfect for visualization tasks in microscopy, medical engineering, and quality assurance. Due to its high speed, it is also considered as a cost-driven option for traffic monitoring (ITS). The BSI sensor of Sony’s STARVIS series is one of the most light-sensitive sensors in our portfolio, and therefore, it offers an amazing image quality even in low-light conditions. Due to its 1/1.8” sensor size, a wide range of wide-angle lenses is available. In combination with our USB 3.0 industrial cameras, the Sony IMX178 delivers frame rates up to 58 fps at full resolution.

Excellent dynamic range – for high-contrast applications

Dynamic range: > 75 dB/12.6-bit
IDS, industrial cameras, dynamic range, EMVA

Very light-sensitive sensor - e.g. for for the life sciences

Sensitivity @ 533 nm: < 3.3 p
IDS, industrial camersa, sensitivity, EMVA

Excellent linearity – ideal for metrology

LE: 0.14 %
IDS, industrial cameras, linearity, EMVA

Learn more about sensor models from the following manufacturers:

CMOSIS Sensorene2v Sensoren ON Semiconductor Sensoren