Samsung's Latest Camera Sensors Boast Low-Light Prowess
Samsung has announced two new camera modules for mobile devices. The S5K3L1 offers 12 megapixels and 1080p/720p HD video capture at 30, 60, and 120 frames per second. It also has an on-chip pixel correction feature, and an RGB-white color filter array to reduce white noise. The S5K3H2 offers 8 megapixels and a range of video capture options, including 1080p HD at 30 frames per second, 720p at 60 frames per second, and VGA at 120 frames per second. Both modules use Samsung’s back side illuminated (BSI) pixel technology to offer better low-light sensitivity. The two modules are sampling now, with production expected in the second and third quarters for the S5K3H2 and S5K3L1, respectively.
Motorola Debuts New Droid Zs with Swappable Back Modules
Motorola today announced two new smartphones, the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid, both of which adopt a modular design that allows users to enhance them with attachable accessories. The phones are spiritual successors to last year's Turbo 2 and Maxx 2 handsets, but take on new design language in addition to support for the Moto Mods modules.
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.
Samsung Refreshes Its Line of Isocell Camera Modules
Samsung today introduced a range of camera modules in its Isocell series of imaging sensors. Samsung's Isocell technology isolates individual pixels from one another with physical barriers.
New Qualcomm Tech Aims to Bring High-Quality AR and VR Mainstream
Qualcomm today announced a major expansion of Spectra, its effort to offer manufacturers a drop-in hardware and software solution for easily and affordably adding advanced camera technology to phones and other devices powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips. The expanded Spectra suite includes three new hardware camera modules.