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.
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
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.
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.