Sharp Intros 12.1MP CMOS Sensor for Smartphones
Sharp today announced the RJ63YC100, a new back-illuminated CMOS camera sensor for devices such as smartphones that comes in a slim package at 5.7mm thick. The small size will help the sensor fit better into thin devices. The sensor rates 12.1 megapixels, can capture 1080p HD video, includes optical image stabilization and autofocus, and has a lens speed rating of f/2.5. Samples of the camera module will be available starting December 2. The chip will go into production in January.
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 Shrinks Latest Isocell Camera Sensors
Samsung this week announced two new Isocell image sensors for smartphones and IoT devices. The first is the Isocell Fast 2L9 with Dual Pixel technology, a 12-megapixel sensor with pixels that measure 1.28-micrometers (μm).
Sony Reveals the Xperia Z5 In Small and Large Sizes with 4K Display
Sony today announced the Xperia Z5, a family of flagship smartphones that range in features and size. All three versions rely on the same slim metal design from previous generations of Xperia Z devices with glass on the front and back surfaces.
Oppo's 5x Dual Camera Zoom Makes Use of a Periscope
Oppo today announced a new camera module that hides a telephoto lens inside the phone chassis. The main camera makes use of a wide-angle lens.