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February 27, 2012

Samsung has unveiled a new 1/3.2-inch 8-megapixel CMOS imager

Samsung has unveiled a new 1/3.2-inch 8-megapixel CMOS imager

Samsung has unveiled a new 1/3.2-inch 8-megapixel CMOS imager, the S5K3H7, which utilizes 1.4um backside illuminated (BSI) pixel technology for capturing photos in low-light situations. The sensor is designed to be used in high-end smartphones, and promises zero shutter lag, along with the ability to capture 1080p video at 30fps while using less power than the sensors that came before it.

The high-speed sensor can be used to specifically capture photos of fast-moving objects, such as players during a sports game or pets. The sensor can also capture 720p video at 120fps, and VGA-quality video at 240fps.

The imaging chips are set to go into production in the next few months. There's no word on what phones will ultimately include the sensors.

Source: Engadget

1 Comment

Well, the worst problem of phone cameras is not the shutter lag... it's rather the hunting and inaccurate autofocus, the low dynamic range, high noise and improper exposition...

Imhof Iván
28th February, 2012 @ 07:36 am PST
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