Sony show off the world's first 16.41 megapixel phone sensor

Sony has the world first 16.41 megapixel phone sensor - it may be small but it packs a huge punch!

@anthony256
Published Thu, Oct 7 2010 12:54 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:33 PM CST
Sony have just announced the world's first 16.41 megapixel CMOS sensor for mobile phones, leaving the previous 12 megapixel sensors in their dust.

Sony show off the world's first 16.41 megapixel phone sensor | TweakTown.com


Sony's sensor is a 1/2.8" back-illuminated Exmor R model, IMX081PQ sensor, which is the industries smallest 1.12μm unit cell size and is capable of shooting 1080p at 30fps and 720p at 60fps.

Sony does claim to have ironed out some of the problems related to the very small pixel sizes by introducing a unique formation of photo diodes to achieve a sensor with a high resolution, high sensitivity and low noise.

ETA is currently January 2011.
NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

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