Sony's sensor division has announced a new 1-inch type sensor with an effective pixel count of 20.48MP. The new CMOS sensor is backside-illuminated and offers an all-pixel global reset function which should drastically reduce rolling shutter effect when panning. The chip can also record DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) video at up to 60 frames per second and output 12-bit full-resolution images at readout speeds approaching 22 frames per second.

The new sensor has similar specifications to the chips used in Sony's RX100 line of high-end compact cameras and RX10 superzoom models but appears to be designed specifically for industrial and surveillance applications. Full specifications are available on the Sony Semiconductor website.