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Sony A7S III to Have UXGA OLED Micro-display

Sony finally announced a new 0.5-type UXGA OLED Micro-display, which is can be used as Viewfinder of  upcoming Mirrorless cameras such as Sony A7S III or may be A9R. The newly announced OLED display features Top-of-Class UXGA Resolution, Featuring the World’s Smallest Pixel Pitch of 6.3µm

OLED Microdisplays are widely used in digital camera electronic viewfinders (EVF) for their superior high contrast, high color gamut, and high-speed responsiveness. Sony, having achieved this high resolution and high frame rate, now offers even more realistic image display and accurate capture of subjects for use in high-end cameras that demand extremely high image quality.

Estimated Shipping date and Mass Production

Model name Sample shipment date Mass-production shipment date (planned) Sample price (excluding tax)
ECX339A 0.5-type OLED Microdisplay January 2018 November 2018 50,000 JPY

As you can see, Sony planned mass production of device from the beginning of Nov 2018. But, you anyone grab the sample of new product at 50,000 JPY.

Sony A7S III to Have New UXGA OLED Display ?

Of course yes, Sony will going to use the new UXGA display in all its upcoming Sony A7 series and A9 series Mirroless cameras. They have made the new OLED viewfinder to use as EVF in Mirrorless cameras.  In the previous post we have already discussed about the reason behind the delay in announcement of the Sony A7S III camera. We have already received first set of specification the upcoming Sony A7S III camera -> Take a look here for more details.

UXVGA (left) vs QVGA (Right) – Image Comparison

You can read the full press release here

.Sony Releases 0.5-type OLED Microdisplay with Top-of-Class UXGA Resolution, Featuring the World’s Smallest Pixel Pitch of 6.3µm

Tokyo, Japan—Sony Corporation today announced the upcoming release of the ECX339A OLED Microdisplay featuring UXGA (1600 x 1200 resolution), the highest in class for a 0.5-type. This product achieves the world’s smallest pixel pitch of 6.3μm by leveraging Sony’s OLED display technology and miniaturization technology, enabling a resolution 1.6x higher than the previous model*1. By employing a new drive circuit design that operates on half the voltage of the previous model*1, the new product achieves the same level of low-power operation as its predecessor but with much higher resolution. When paired with Sony’s original driving system*2, a frame rate up to 240 fps is supported—double that of previous product*1.

Model name Sample shipment date Mass-production shipment date (planned) Sample price (excluding tax)
ECX339A 0.5-type OLED Microdisplay January 2018 November 2018 50,000 JPY

Enhancing the resolution on microdisplays has traditionally presented problems such as deteriorating image quality due to decreased pixel pitch and inferior viewing angle properties. The new product features optimized transistors layout and process to address uneven characteristics and loss of withstand voltage, the issues associated with transistor miniaturization. The Sony original variation compensation circuit also enhances picture quality. Additionally, the color filter is deposited directly on the silicon substrate, reducing its distance from the light emitting layer, and the filter’s color array has been modified. This helps to secure the viewing angle properties while achieving high resolution.

OLED Microdisplays are widely used in digital camera electronic viewfinders (EVF) for their superior high contrast, high color gamut, and high-speed responsiveness. Sony, having achieved this high resolution and high frame rate, now offers even more realistic image display and accurate capture of subjects for use in high-end cameras that demand extremely high image quality.

Going forward, Sony expects this high-definition OLED Microdisplay to be employed in a diverse range of fields and applications such as AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) head-mounted displays.

  • *1Compared with the Sony OLED Microdisplay ECX337A (0.5-type QVGA (1280×960)).
  • *2Driving method of dual vertical line simultaneously (“Dual-line progressive” driving technique)

Main Features

  1. High-resolution UXGA in a 0.5-type
    The new product has achieved the world’s smallest pixel pitch of 6.3μm by leveraging Sony’s proprietary OLED display technology and miniaturization technology, and has superior resolution 1.6x higher than the previous model*1. Generally, transistor miniaturization results in characteristic variation and reduced withstand voltage. This product uses a Sony original compensation circuit and optimized layouts and process for each individual transistor to address these adverse effects. Furthermore, the color filter is deposited directly on the silicon substrate, reducing its distance from the light emitting layer, and the filter’s color array has been modified to secure the viewing angle properties while achieving high resolution.
  2. High-speed frame rate
    A new drive circuit design supports a high frame rate of up to 240 fps*2, nearly double that of its predecessor*1. This has made it possible to capture fast-moving subjects in the viewfinder with higher accuracy, so users will not miss a photo opportunity, delivering a more comfortable shooting experience. In head-mounted display devices, this will help to improve image delay issue for items superimposed on real-world vision of AR and to avoid motion sickness during usage of these kinds of devices.
  3. Low power consumption
    By employing newly-designed peripheral circuits that operate on half the voltage of previous model*1, the new product delivers the same low-power operation as its predecessor when operating at the same frame rate, despite the nearly 1.6x increase in the number of pixels.

Key Specifications

Name ECX339A
Display Size 0.5 type (12.6 mm Diagonal length)
Resolution UXGA(1600×RGB×1200)
Pixel pitch 6.3μm
Max. frame rate 120 fps (progressive) / 240 fps (dual-line progressive)
Power consumption (200cd/m2) 310 mW @ 60 fps (progressive) / 120 fps (dual-line progressive)
Video interface LVDS/Sub-LVDS
Max. luminance 1,000cd/m2
Contrast 100,000:1 or higher
Color gamut (u’v’) sRGB ratio: 110%

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Sony A7S III Announcement Delayed ?

According to latest rumors the Sony A7S III announcement was delayed due to the high demand of Sony A7III camera, You will surprise to know the camera is still at back-ordered mode and Sony isn’t able to fill-up the market demand.. And due to the high demand they have postponed the scheduled update of Sony A7 S II camera. If the rumor is correct then for sure we will going to see the Sony A7S III camera sometime at end of 2018 or may be they pick-up photokina event to for its announcement.

Sony A7S III Core Specification

  1. Upcoming camera. Will  have a new stacked CMOS sensor.
  2. New image processor will going to improve the auto focusing speed, continuous shooting speed as well as improved noise cancelling algorithm.
  3. Sony A7S III have Dual card slots and UHS II card support.
  4. Sony A7S III will going to have advanced display screen with touch support, better than the Sony A7 S II camera.
  5. Improved auto focusing system with eye-tracking as of Sony A7 III, no mention about the number of auto focusing points.
  6. Better colour depth dynamic range and low light performance compared to the previous generation of Sony A7S cameras.

We have already discussed about the possible specification of the upcoming Sony A7S III camera, we have already told you that the upcoming camera is coming with front end LSI circuit and advanced BionzX processor to upscale the overall Core specification of the camera to the next level. We also expect Sony A7 S3 camera will going to have 4K at 60 frames per second with 4:2:2 10 bit internal recordingm what we already have in Panasonic GH5S.

We will update you soon as e get any new information.

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Sony A7S III to Have Stacked Sensor, Dual Card Slot and more...

 

Let’s take a look what at the details we have about the upcoming Sony A7S III camera. We have combined the sets of new and old information to get what actually coming with Sony A7 S3 camera in near future. Take a look at the rumored specification of the camera

Upcoming Sony A7S III Specifications

  1. Upcoming camera. Will  have a new stacked CMOS sensor.
  2. New image processor will going to improve the auto focusing speed, continuous shooting speed as well as improved noise cancelling algorithm.
  3. Sony A7S III have Dual card slots and UHS II card support.
  4. Sony A7S III will going to have advanced display screen with touch support, better than the Sony A7 S II camera.
  5. Improved auto focusing system with eye-tracking as of Sony A7 III, no mention about the number of auto focusing points.
  6. Better colour depth dynamic range and low light performance compared to the previous generation of Sony A7S cameras.

Well that’s really nice to see big set of improvements inside the upcoming Sony A7S III camera. What improvements

Mid-May almost arrived

We are waiting for Mid-May announcement  by Sony as rumored by veteran rumor mills. However, the time I am writing post we have no information coming from any trusted sources related to Mid-may announcement. Also see Sony upcoming camera code name

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Sony New Camera Coming on Mid May 2018

Sony upcoming camera images

According to latest rumors coming coming veteran rumor mill Sony have some kind of camera or lens announcement on Mid May  2018 from Sony. Well that a really good news from Sony if it’s true.

Now, I am really excited to see what coming next, because literally we don’t have have any information about upcoming products right and as I always say, most of the time we get lot’s of leaked images & specs before the arrival of any camera. But in the year of 2018 Sony look bit more strict.

Sony Upcoming Camera Code Name – WW 771132

The WW 771132 camera was registered few month ago in wireless certification agency.  Take a look what we expect next from Sony

1. Sony RX100 VI is in announcement pipeline – With a New 1″ sensor and advance AF the camera is expected to arrive Soon. The camera already crossed scheduled update time-cycle and not only that approx 7 months already passed from RX10 IV official release (RX10 IV was carrying the same sensor as of RX100V).  So, now its completely safe to announce the new RX100 VI camera with New sensor and advance core specification.

2. Sony A6700 – We have already published the leaked core specs of the upcoming camera. The camera is said to have eyetracking AF as of Sony A9 camera and 4K video recording at 60p mode.

3. Sony A7S III – We don’t have much details about the Sony A7S III camera, but it’s bit logical to assume that Sony will use stacked CMOS sensor in it’s upcoming A7S series camera. Sony A7S II update is overdue and expected to arrive this year.

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No Sony A7S III at NAB - A Quick Update

Many rumor mills were expecting the arrival of the Sony A7S III camera during NAB 2018 show. But, as I always say… before the arrival of any camera we generally get some strong hints prior to it’s announcement. But, this time everything was completely dry and even trusted Japanese sources were completely silent.

One of the most interesting thing is Sony doesn’t have any new camera registered in the wireless certification agency. That also clearly indicates we will not going to see any new Mirrorless OR pro compact camera from Sony at least for next 2 to 3 months.

Take a look at the list of Sony camera we are expecting this year

1. Sony A7S III

Sony A7S III camera is also overdue for an update and we are expecting its update this year. Based on rumors we have received in past the Sony A7S II camera is expected to arrive with a stacked CMOS sensor.

2. One more Mirrorless announcement on and before Sep 2018

Surprise announcement to overshadow the Nikon and Canon Mirrorless announcements, introduction and new A9 series camera possibly A9R or A7R IV.

3. Sony A6700 / Sony A7000

Overdue for an update, Sony A6700 is rumored to feature 4K at 60p and stacked CMOS sensor.

4. Sony RX100 VI

Delayed due to the announcement of RX10 IV last year, Sony RX100 VI is scheduled to arrive at the end of 2018 or may the beginning of 2019.

Also see – Sony A7S III coming with New Sensor

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Sony A7S III Coming With New Sensor

Sony A7S III camera image

According to the latest rumors coming from reputed rumor mill, the upcoming Sony A7S III camera will going to have a completely brand new sensor integrated with integral memory.

Sony A7S was first introduced bak on Sep 2014 and just after a year gap Sony introduced the Sony A7S II camera by having the same 12MP sensor, one stop more ISO range, built-in IS and more dense AF points (from 25 to 165). Now, After 2+ years of long gap we are expecting Sony A7S III camera with improved core specification.

The sources suggest that upcoming camera will going to have a stacked CMOS sensor. As I can remember, we have seen Sony first Fullframe stacked CMOS sensor in the Sony A9 camera and is they are able to implement it , it will be a great upgrade from the existing Sony A7S II.

According to the sources the upcoming Sony A7 S3 camera features a brand new stacked CMOS sensor with built in memory and high sensitivity with improved autofocusing.

Also see – How to Remap your Sony A7 /A9 Sensor  ||   Sony A7III Dynamic range test

We will update you soon as we get any new information.

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Sony A7S III Coming Before July 2018 ?

We are getting clear hints that Sony A7S III is coming Soon. Since, a new Sony A7 III and Sony A7S III book is listed on Amazon Germany for pre-order.  The shipping of the book will begin from July 2nd. Well that means Sony A7S III camera is coming before July of 2018.

Screen shot of Amazon page with Sony A7S III book.

Well Sony A7S II camera is overdue for an update. We have already told you in our previous post that Sony is expected to announce the Sony A6700 and the Sony A7S III camera this year.

The Sony A7S III camera was announced on September 2015. The sensor inside the Sony A7S II is 12 MP Exmors CMOS (a old tech based sensor). We do expect the next generation of Sony A7S will carry BSI to improve the sensitivity and front-end LSI circuit to boost the speed sensor.

We will update you soon as we get any new information.

not only that we have also published list of Sony cameras expected to arrive in the year of 2018.

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