Sony Intros New Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensor for Phones
Sony today announced a new back-illuminated CMOS image sensor for smartphones, tablets, and other devices. Sony says that this sensor was made by laying the "pixel section containing formations of back-illuminated structure pixels onto chips containing the circuit section for signal processing." According to Sony, the chief benefit of this design is to reduce the size of the image sensor to be installed in end-user devices. Other benefits include the ability to handle higher-quality images, faster processing speeds, and lower power requirements. The sensor will begin sampling in March, and Sony says that devices using it will offer RGBW Coding for low noise and good low-light performance, as well as Sony's new HDR Movie processing for better color in bright light.
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 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.
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.
Sony's Latest Image Sensor Boasts Hybrid Autofocus
Sony today announced the IMX318, an Exmor RS image sensor for high-end smartphones. The sensor drops the individual pixel size to a single micron each, which Sony says reduces the size of the sensor while also improving low-light photography.