Sony has revealed its new camera sensor for smartphones today. The company is claiming that this industry-first 3-layer CMOS sensor is capable of recording slow-motion video in full HD 1080p at 1,000 frames per second and that this is nearly eight times faster than the competition. Here are some of the details you might wanna know about Sony's newly developed sensor.
The Newly Developed Sensor With DRAM Delivers Fast Data
Sony's new smartphone camera sensor is also capable of taking 19.3-megapixel images in 1/120th of a second. Sony points out that this is four times faster than the competition and it's made possible by 4-tier construction on the circuit section which converts analog video signals to digital signals as well as the high-capacity DRAM.
Sony Continues To Bring Innovation to Imaging Technology
Sony never fails when it comes to camera's quality. Moreover, this sensor blows every camera currently in a smartphone out of the water. though Apple iPhone 7 and the Google Pixel can capture 1080p slow-motion video at 120fps, they are far behind what Sony has reached with its new sensor. At 1,000fps it even beat the Sony RX 100 V, which can only shoot at 960fps.
Given that both Apple and Google use Sony sensors in their cameras, there's a good chance you'll be able to shoot even more incredible slow-motion video on your smartphone in the next few years. And hopefully, 32GB phones will be a thing of the past by then as well because 1,000fps full HD video would consume your storage space in an instant.
Sadly, Sony did not offer any exact details if the high-speed sensor will be heading to any future phones in flagship Xperia line, though our fingers are crossed and hopefully we'll hear more about what the company has in store for us during this year's Mobile World Conference.