“Prepare to see another giant leap in smartphone picture-taking quality this year,” Christopher MacManus reports for CNET.
“Sony announced today three new back-illuminated stacked CMOS image sensors optimized for bright and low-light conditions,” MacManus reports. “The new compact sensors are faster, consume less power than previous versions, and will be available in 8- to 13- megapixel flavors.”
MacManus reports, “Most notably, the sensors feature new ‘RGBW Coding’ and ‘High Dynamic Range (HDR) Movie’ abilities baked directly onto the hardware. The iPhone 4S features a Sony 8-megapixel sensor, and it’s possible that this may be a preview of the camera sensor inside the iPhone 5.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]