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Sony Hybrid Microlens Patent

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Sony patented a Hybrid Micro lens, the micro-lens of the latest Sony sensor is composed to two sub-pixels, one pixel is dedicated for auto-focusing and the other pixel is light sensitive.

The main objective of Sony is to remove the light blocking pixels from the sensor. If all the micro-lenses of the sensor are photosensitive than the camera will give fast contrast AF and neat High ISO images.

Description, self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-153975
    • Published 2015.8.24
    • Filing date 2014.2.18
  • Sony patents
    • Microlens is formed over two or more pixels
    • The first pixel for focus detection
    • The second pixel imaging
    • Micro lenses as viewed from the first pixel are inclined
    • The optical axis of the microlens is in a second pixel

Canon Dual pixel CMOS AF tech is a excellent technology that eliminates the problem of dead-pixels inside the sensor, to know more click here.

Also see –  Sony Multilayer Hybrid AF Sensor Patent

source- egami

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