Sony announces 48MP CMOS camera sensor for smartphones

by XB on 23rd July 2018

in Imaging

Sony has announced the IMX586 CMOS camera sensor for smartphones, which features the industry’s highest 48 Effective Megapixels, and world’s first with an ultra-compact pixel size of 0.8 μm.

The sensor is a 1/2-type (8.0 mm diagonal) and uses the Quad Bayer colour filter array, where adjacent 2×2 pixels come in the same colour, making high-sensitivity shooting possible. It is expected to ship in September 2018, so could feature in smartphones later in the year, hopefully a future Xperia model.

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