Sony has been recently working on something huge as they unveiled their new camera sensors for phones that could take the game to a completely new level.
The unbelievable 16.41-megapixel IMX081PQ is a sensor using Exmor R-based CMOS technology which is also backlit, which could dramatically decrease noise in the pictures taken, especially those captured in low light conditions, technology that is widely used in Sony’s still cameras and camcorders. The sensor enables 1080p video shooting at 30fps and its lens system keeps the thickness to 7.9mm (0.31in).
Another one of their sensors unveiled, the IMX105PQ, is an 8.13-megapixel sensor intended for those devices where space is the main concern, fitting in a 5.67mm (0.22in) space but cutting the dimensions does not mean the features are lacking since it will pack the same technologies. Even though sample production will not start until January and April 2011, the projected cost of these sensors will be around $30 and $18 without the lens, going as up as $145 and $97 with the optics.
Now, for all of you out there that are constantly on the search for a device delivering also great quality pictures, please let us know if it will be worth the extra bucks for a phone with such sensor and optics!