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.
OmniVision Outs Two High-End Camera Sensors
OmniVision today announced two new camera modules for high-end smartphones. The OV23850 and OV21840 PureCel-S are capable of capturing images as large as 23.8 and 21.4 megapixels, respectively.
OmniVision's Latest Sensor Captures Standard and Infrared
OmniVision today announced a new imaging sensor that can be used for facial recognition as well as standard imaging. The OVT2744 is a 1.4-micron PureCel sensor that uses OmniVision's RGB-Ir technology to capture 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second, 720p video at 90 frames per second, or 2-megapixel still images.
OmniVision Sensor Captures HD Video at 240 FPS
OmniVision today announced the OV13870, a camera sensor for mid-range and high-end smartphones that records full HD resolution video at 240 frames per second for the ultimate in slow motion playback. It can also capture 4K/2K video at 60 fps or 720p HD video at 300 fps.