OmniVision Announces a Slew of New Camera Chips
OmniVision has rolled out four new smartphone and tablet camera sensors over the course of the last week. The OV5656, announced today, is a mid-range 5-megapixel sensor with back-side illumination and 1080p HD video capture at 30 frames per second. The OVM7695 is a VGA module designed for front-facing smartphone/tablet cameras. The OV8835 is a high-end 8-megapixel camera sensor with 1080p HD video capture, and back-side illumination. Last, the OV5645 is a low-end 5-megapixel camera for low-cost devices. The chips are expected to reach production between now and the end of the first quarter of 2013.
Sony's Latest Camera Sensor Captures 1000fps Super Slow-Mo
Sony today announced a new camera sensor for smartphones that will make it possible top capture incredible slow-motion video. The dual-layer CMOS sensor includes 1 GB of DRAM, which Sony says allows the sensor to capture and read images much faster.
Sony XZ Premium Dazzles with 4K HDR Display
Sony today announced the XZ Premium, a high-end smartphone that has a 4K HDR display. The screen measures 5.5 inches across the diagonal and packs 3,840 by 2,160 pixels for the ultimate in high definition.
Huawei Taps Leica to Help With P9 and P9 Plus
Huawei today unveiled two new smartphones at an event in London, the P9 and P9 Plus. Huawei developed the P9 and P9 Plus with help from Leica in order to improve camera performance.
Sony Xperia XZ Steps Up Camera Tech
Sony today showed off the Xperia XZ smartphone, a high-end follow-up to the Xperia X series devices from earlier this year. For the XZ, Sony said it concentrated on improving the camera and video camera performance, as well as further refining its design language.