If There Really is a Sony 60MP Full Frame Sensor with 16 Bit Depth Color, It’s Going to Change So Much

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A full frame sensor from Sony at 60MP and 16 color bit depth would be incredible for the industry.

With the web, monitors, Apple, and Google all looking to catch up to the photography world in some way or another (and doing a good job) it’s nice to know there’s a slight possibility that a Sony 60MP 16-Bit sensor could exist. As it is, things like monitor calibration are almost totally consistent across newer monitors and platforms. In addition to that, lots of monitors claim to be able to deliver most of the Adobe RGB and SRGB color spectrums. But if a Sony 60MP 16-Bit sensor is as real as Sony Alpha Rumors is reporting on, then that would mean the entire tech industry would need to find a way to catch up to support that type of color possibility.

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Reports State the Sony a9 Could Have an 80MP Full Frame Sensor

Not long ago, the folks over at Sony Alpha Rumors got new information on a very high end Sony mirrorless camera called the Sony a9–that in some ways would mirror the Sony a99 as a flagship mirrorless camera. And now, they’ve got the word that the new sensor could be anywhere from 70-80 megapixels; though it could learn more towards being a bit above 60MP.

Crazy, huh? If that’s correct and combined with the word of an unlimited RAW burst, then this absolutely will be a giant gamer changer. Imagine 80MP sports images!

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Phase One Industrial’s New iXU-R Cameras Are Built for Drones

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If there’s anything I remember from Toy Story, it’s that I should reach for the sky, which is exactly what Phase One is aiming for with its new line of cameras. The iXU-R series is the latest in Phase One Industrial’s cache of medium-format digital cameras for aerial photography, and it comes in three varieties: 80-MP, 60-MP and 60-MP achromatic. As you can see in the picture above, it is literally a box with a lens, and it comes with three dedicated Phase One Rodenstock lenses (40mm, 50mm and 70mm). They’re also USB 3.0 compatible.

The idea behind these cameras is impressive specs in a lightweight package because if there’s anything you need to cut down on with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), it’s weight. So, if you’re a film director looking to get high-res imagery of the fjords in Norway, know that this camera, whichever one you get, will deliver.

To illustrate what this series can do, the iXU-R 180 (that’s the 80-MP version) can provide 10,823 pixels of cross-track coverage (read: 10,832 pixels on the long edge), and it’s small enough to fit on your average gimbal. It can also connect with any GPS systems you might be using so that you can accurately capture and transfer data.

Who might use these? Filmmakers, definitely. Amateur pilots in Cessnas who’d love to make some landscapes from the sky. Drone enthusiasts. You know the ones who make those nifty aerial videos of their local beach. Governments, probably.

We estimate these will be very expensive. Stay tuned!