Sony announces 8MP and 13MP CMOS smartphone image sensors
Sony has announced new 8MP and 13MP CMOS image sensors for smartphones, tablets, and other devices. These are back-illuminated stacked CMOS image sensors that would offer faster signal processing and lower power consumption. This camera would feature Sony’s unique RGBW Coding function that has low noise and high picture quality in the captured images even in low-light conditions. The Sony’s HDR (High Dynamic Range) Movie function in the 13MP camera would offer brilliant color to be captured even in bright conditions.
The built-in RGBW Coding function adds W (White) pixels to the conventional range of RGB (Red-Green-Blue) pixels has realized higher sensitivity, enabling high-quality shooting with low noise even in dark indoor or night settings.
The Sony 8MP 1/4 stacked CMOS sensor without RGBW and HDR would be available in March and a 13MP 1/3.06 stacked CMOS sensor with RGBW and HDR Movie would be available in June 2012. The 8MP 1/4 stacked CMOS sensor with RGBW and HDR will be available in August 2012.