Sony Announces New Exmor RS Sensor For Better Photography
Sony is one of those manufacturers that make not only phones, but many other things, too. Among their best products I can mention the new Exmor RS sensor that improves photo and video recording capabilities of smartphones and tablets. I think this is great news not only for Sony’s smartphones, but for many others, too, since a lot of other companies use Sony’s sensors.
As the official source reports, the new CMOS sensor uses the so-called “stacked structure”, which puts the pixel section over the circuit section so not to confine the pixel and the circuit sections into a tight space that limits the size of each element. Shortly, fitting bigger components in the appropriate area, the Exmor RS sensor is able to take pictures at higher quality.
As Sony’s new sensor will be used on many devices, the company will launch it in three models. Two of them will have HDR movie recording capabilities, so they’ll be able to capture more colors and details. The next outstanding feature is the RGBW coding. It allows users to improve low-light photography by adding white pixels to the red, green, and blue pixels used in current sensors. This is the same technology used in Sony’s Bravia displays.
Sony says the new Exmor RS sensors will be available in October, so the first smartphones and tables that are planned to launch in 2013 will be packed with it.
Actually, there are many improvements in the Exmor RS sensor in comparison with its former version, but those are mostly technical changes. However, if you want to get acquainted with them you can visit the source link where Sony has clearly explained what this new technology is and how it works.