Sony has made a new smartphone camera sensor that can record 1080p video at 1,000 frames per second. It means that you can enjoy super slow-motion videography, while it beats all the current smartphone cameras in the market.
To make a comparison, the iPhone 7 can shoot 240 frames per second at 720p, while some other phones can shoot 120 frames per second at 1080p. Sony’s new camera sensor “four times” faster than these current devices and at a much higher resolution.
The Mechanics Behind:
The new image sensor consists of a DRAM layer added to the conventional 2-layer stacked CMOS image sensor with a layer of back-illuminated structure pixels and a chip affixed with mounted circuits for signal processing.
Sony calls it the industry’s first 3-layer stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM for smartphones. It captures high frame rates through extremely fast data readout speeds.
While shooting still images, the sensor can read one 19.3-megapixel image in 1/120th of a second, which is 4 times faster than current sensors.
This technology minimizes the focal plane distortion in still images that tends to occur when shooting fast-moving subjects on smartphones and makes them look slanted.
The Smartphone Cameras are going to get better:
There is no word on when this new sensor will be used in the smartphones, but we can hope to see it later this year.
Because Sony also makes camera sensors for other major brands, we will be seeing this new camera in Apple, Samsung and other smartphones as well.