The Beta CMV12K ZIF Sensor Board hosts the heart of every cinema camera - the (CMOS) image sensor. apertus° offered three different sensor options during the crowd funding campaign; Super35, Super16 and 4/3rds, and as almost 90% of the backers opted for the Super35 sensor its respective module was developed first. The camera uses the ams Sensors Belgium CMV12000.
Note: The ZIF (Zero insertion force) socket is useful for developers as it allows for the sensors removal at the turn of a lever (zero force). The AXIOM Beta Compact hosts the Beta CMV12K THT Sensor Board. THT (Through hole tech) is suited to applications where the sensor-front-end won't be removed regularly.
Connectivity - Uses Socket 604 BGA see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_604
Power - The CMV12000 has a 4W continuous peak power consumption. There might be short higher peaks when training LVDS channels to initialize the sensor communication. For still images you can operate the sensor with largely reduced IO (number of LVDS lanes) which in turn should also reduce power consumption.
AXIOM Beta Sensor CMV12000 v0.18 ZIF R1.5 <--- latest revision