The Sony Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor is widely expected to be included in next year’s high-end Sony Xperia handsets. The benefits of the 8MP/13MP stacked CMOS sensors include a smaller chip size and HDR video functionality. The chips were also expected to have RGBW coding, to capture clearer images in low light, but this feature was later removed.
Whilst we await to see the results of these new chips in next year’s Xperia handsets, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo, has beaten Sony to the punch. It showed off a new handset called the Find 5 which will include the 13MP Exmor RS sensor. Oppo released some sample pictures from the phone which we’ve attached below. It gives you an idea of what to expect when Exmor RS is incorporated into Xperia handsets next year.
The pictures look great with little noise and vibrant colours. However, we don’t have access to the raw images so it’s difficult to know how the images will look on a day-to-day basis. Also, these were the images Oppo wanted to show the world, so there’s no doubt they were taken in great conditions by an expert. Regardless, you can see the images below (click to enlarge).