Debunking a misconception: Sony A7 microlenses ARE offset

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posted Friday, November 8, 2013 at 1:58 PM EDT

 
 

This will be a pretty short post, but I wanted to clear up a misconception about the Sony A7's sensor. We've seen reports on other sites stating that the Sony A7R's sensor has offset microlenses, to help compensate for shallow angles of incidence of light rays hitting the edges of the sensor, but that the Sony A7 does not.

This isn't correct. When I asked a Sony sensor engineer directly, he told me that the A7 use the same sensor as the Sony A99, which does in fact have offset microlenses.

Not a huge deal, I just wanted to clear up a misconception that's been floating around out there.