Image Sensor for Security & Surveillance

There is a need for surveillance cameras to film with clear images in a variety of environments.
Sony's image sensors meet this need by providing high-sensitivity performance suitable for night filming.


The STARVIS is back-illuminated pixel technology used in CMOS image sensors for surveillance camera applications. It features a sensitivity of 2000 mV or more per 1 µm2 (color product, when imaging with a 706 cd/m2 light source, F5.6 in 1 s accumulation equivalent), and realizes high picture quality in the visible-light and near infrared light regions.


What's STARVIS ?

IMX335 for Multi Sensor camera

Provision of STARVIS logo data

STARVIS logo image Use of positive reproduction, Use of negative reproduction

Customers may use the "STARVIS" logo with Sony's approval in the following circumstances only.
Before provision of the logo data, a logo usage agreement will be concluded with the customer.
Please contact a sales office in your area for details.

Products: customers' products incorporating Sony CMOS image sensors equipped with STARVIS technology
Materials/Media: product packaging, catalogs, posters, informational websites and other promotional materials, as well as fixtures at exhibitions (panels, etc.) relating to the above mentioned products

  • The logo may not be used on the body of a product or in a system (including in application interfaces, etc.).
  • Sony will conduct a preliminary review before concluding the logo usage agreement. Notification of the results will not be publicized.
    Please be aware that Sony cannot comply with customers' requests in all cases.
  • Sony accepts no responsibility in any matters resulting from use of the logo.

Optimum Design for Surveillance Camera Use

In addition to the back-illuminated structure, the sensitivity performance has been extended from the visible light range
to include the near-infrared range to support filming at night, which is essential for surveillance camera use.
In addition to the ability to illuminate dark environments,
efficiently incorporating near-infrared light has also enabled clear filming at night.

STARVIS : Back-illuminated CMOS Image Sensor

Unlike the front-illuminated-type image sensor, the image is acquired through the back side where
there are no obstacles such as wiring or circuits, so a wider range of light is collected on the photodiode,
achieving high sensitivity. Moreover, it uses the very first pixel specifically developed
for surveillance use in a back-illuminated structure.

Superior low light performance (0.5 lx)

NIR light (850nmLED)