Sony's new IMX382 sensor that can track objects at 1,000 fps.
There's no doubting that Sony has invested a significant amount of resources into the research and development of camera sensors. Its latest effort comes in the form of a highspeed vision sensor that can detect and track objects at 1,000 frames per second.
The sensor uses a stacked configuration, similar to that seen in some of Sony's latest Alpha cameras. The circuit layer has image processing circuits and a processor that allows for high-speed object detection and tracking. But there's more to it than just hardware. Thanks to a complex algorithm, the sensor can also use elements such as color and brightness from the object, to obtain information like the object's centroid, moment and motion vector.
Unfortunately, it's unlikely that this sensor will make its way into consumer products just yet. Currently, its primary use is in assembly lines in factories, where it will be able to quickly detect anomalies or malfunctions.
Sony plans to ship samples of this sensor sometime in October 2017.
Sony's IMX382 sensor can track objects at 1,000 frames per second!