The Pregius is global shutter pixel technology for active pixel-type
CMOS image sensors that use Sony's low-noise CCD structure,
and realizes high picture quality.
"Pregius" : Sony CMOS image sensor, Global Shutter Technology
In industrial applications there is often a demand to recognize the accurate form of fast-moving objects.
Until now, a rolling shutter has been used as the electronic shutter mechanism in CMOS image sensors;
therefore, unavoidable intrinsic distortion of the focal plane occurs.
Sony has incorporated Pregius, a global shutter function, into the CMOS image sensor to meet customer needs.