OmniVision's Latest CMOS Chip Boasts Low-Light Prowess
OmniVision today announced the OV2722, a new CMOS sensor for smartphones, tablets, and ultrabooks. The OV2722 is an update to last year's OV2720 and uses the company's new 1.4-micron OmniBSI (back-side illumination) pixel architecture that it says improves low-light sensitivity, improves image quality, and fits in a module less than 3mm high. It captures 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second or 720p HD video at 60 frames per second. The chip is the exact same size as the previous generation chip and can be dropped into existing designs. The OV2722 only shoots 2 megapixel pictures, but can be built into the thinnest device designs. The chip is already in production.
Sony's Latest Camera Sensor Captures 1000fps Super Slow-Mo
Feb 7, 2017
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 Xperia XZ2 Premium Captures and Plays 4K HDR Video
Apr 16, 2018
Sony today announced the Xperia XZ2 Premium, a high-end Android phone that boasts some of the most advanced imaging features available in a mobile device. The XZ2 Premium has a 5.8-inch 4K HDR display (16:9 aspect ratio) that Sony says is 30% brighter than its previous mobile 4K screen.
Samsung Shrinks Latest Isocell Camera Sensors
Oct 12, 2017
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 (Î¼m).
Google Turning On Pixel Visual Core in All Pixel 2 Handsets
Feb 5, 2018
Google today said it is fully activating the Pixel Visual Core co-processor in its newer Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. The Pixel Visual Core allows the Pixel 2 devices to make use of advanced machine learning to improve HDR+ photography.