[CES 2012] Sony unveiled its new Handycam camcorder lineup at CES during its press conference. The Japanese manufacturer came up with some significant improvements on the image side, including an Extended Zoom, a 4X higher megapixels post- processing for still photos, more powerful sensors with higher megapixel counts across the whole lineup, and a very interesting new Balanced Optical SteadyShot technology that provides up to 13 times better stability than […]
Cameras on phones have come a long way since they were first introduced; from being able to capture photos in VGA to a whopping 8 megapixels that we are starting to see in some of the newer smartphones today. Most photography experts will tell you that the megapixels don’t really matter, and it’s usually a marketing gimmick used to sell cameras, unless of course you are looking to print poster/billboard […]
Heard of OmniVision before? No? Well, you had better start getting used to it since it is the company which has just picked up the tab to produce 90% of the next generation iPhone’s 8-megapixel camera. Their CMOS-based sensor will clearly beat out Sony’s contribution which comprises of the remaining 10%, and this would mean OmniVision will be giving its wafer production line a boost of 40% between spring and […]
Scouring through the Internet for juicy bits of information isn’t too easy, but here we are with a potential gem – word that Sony is going to heat up the CMOS sensor market with a 17.7-megapixel sensor which boasts a bandwidth of 34.8Gbps as well. Just what does this mean for the end user? Well, how about knowing that you hold the power of a CMOS sensor that is around […]
[CES 2011] What makes the OmniVision OV10810 CMOS image sensor sexy? How about its ability to shoot 10-megapixel photos while you’re recording 1080p videos? Yeah, that what we’re talking about, a high megapixel count that is not normally found on most HD video recording devices. The OV10810 (in theory) works brilliantly – imagine you want to freeze frame that particular moment, just tap the screen and it will be done […]
OmniVision’s latest OV9740 CMOS sensor is pretty special, especially when you consider that this camera sensor will work in tandem with the processor for quality video recording purposes. The OV9740’s CMOS sensor comes with a 720p maximum resolution, where it will also process the entire photo or video on the chip to provide you with the chance to get that money shot even when you’re under low light conditions. Currently, […]
Samsung Electronics announced its new CMOS image sensors, the 1.3 Megapixel Samsung S5K6A1 and the 2.1 Megapixel Samsung S5K5B3, for use in various devices that require video capture. According to the company, both sensors have been developed with an emphasis on high-performance, high definition at up to 30 fps for internet video (VGA for video conferencing) The new sensors has an enhanced sensitivity, using the 1.75um pixel technology, Samsung brought […]
Toshiba will mass produce a 14.6-megapixel CMOS sensor from Q3 next year onwards, where this little chip is manufactured using Toshiba’s 65 nm process on 300 mm wafers, capable of yielding around 500,000 sensors a month when production begins. Features include support for back-side illumination, and it remains to be seen whether cellphones shipping next year will see this 14.6-megapixel CMOS sensor in action or not.