Sony has unveiled its new camera sensor for smartphones today. The company claims 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. The company claims that this is nearly eight times faster than the competition and that too at minimal focal pane distortion.
Sony’s new smartphone camera sensor is also capable of taking 19.3 megapixel images in 1/120th of a second. The company 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 coverts analog video signals to digital signals as well as the high-capacity DRAM.
The company uses a lot of technical terms in its press release to point out that this camera sensor is far ahead of the competition, such as the ones you find on smartphones like the Google Pixel, which is capable of shooting 1080p HD slow-motion video at 120 frames per second.
Sony is most likely going to debut this camera sensor in one of its upcoming smartphones that the company is expected to unveil at the Mobile World Congress 2017 later this month. Other manufacturers also source smartphone camera sensors from Sony, such as Apple and Google, so it’s highly likely that the ability to shoot slow-motion video in full HD at 1,000 frames per second will eventually arrive in other smartphones as well later this year.