Again new rumors surfaced that Sony is trying to push new camera system equipped with such kind of sensor in to the market.
According to the rumors surfaced the camera will be in your hands in the end of 2014 else in the early months of 2015. The sensor could have more that 24 pixels resolutions hence it can achieve more significantly sharper images hence it will be more sharper then the color images we guess.
Apart from the details the website didn’t furnish any details. The omission of the color filter actually helps the sensor to work with gray scale sensor so that the light fall on it will not me hindered by any filters and hence the overall sharpness will increase.
And this could increase the overall result with higher light sensitivity and better sharpness. The idea and its realization is not new and Leica has the M Monochrome since mid-2012 a system camera with such a sensor in the program.
The Leica M Monochrome costs 6,800 Euros without a lens and a resolution of 18 megapixels. Before the sensor is located an infrared filter for filtering the non-visible spectrum above 700 nm is used, but it is a no low-pass filter and some features like an auto focus missing there in Leica.
There are so many other models and brands are available for example Red Epic-M Monochrome is loaded with 14 mega pixels resolution which costs around 25,000$