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Samsung develops new camera sensor technology that captures image, depth simultaneously

New Samsung sensor captures both image and depth simultaneously

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 1, 2012 at 7:22 pm CST (0 mins, 48 secs time to read)

Samsung have developed a new camera sensor technology that captures both image and depth simultaneously. This new technology could be baked into smartphones and other devices with built-in cameras, where it could give Kinect-like gesture hand control.

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This would lead to the obvious functions someone could use with this technology, without having to touch the screen whatsoever. The new technology reportedly uses a CMOS sensor, with red, blue and green pixels, combined with an additional z-pixel for capturing depth.

The new Samsung technology captures images at 1920x720 resolution using its traditional RGB array, but it can also capture a depth image at a resolution of 480x360 with the z-pixel. It achieves its depth capabilities by a special process where the z-pixel is located beneath the RGB pixel array. Samsung have then placed a special barrier between the RGB and z pixels, allowing the light they capture to give the effect that the z-pixel is three times its actual size.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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