In an attempt to expand its basket of offerings in the Exmor range for CMOS camera sensors used in smartphones, Sony has officially launched new Exmor RS camera sensors.
According to Sony Japan's press release, the company is expanding the breadth of its Exmor sensor line with the Exmor RS, a series of 8-13MP CMOS image sensors that use a new “stacked” technology to combine previously separate components into a much thinner design.
Sony has also included lens with an aperture specification of f/2.2 capable of integrating a new autofocus module. These new sensors are designed to be compatible with camera phones and other compatible products.
Further ahead, new Sony Exmor RS camera sensors are designed to be HDR compatible by means of which users will be able to capture photos even in low light conditions without any grains or distortion. Images are captured with better clarity in any conditions with the presence of backside illuminated sensor.
The range of the Exmos RS camera sensors would include CMOS image sensor "IMX135" stacked, Imaging Module "IU135F3-Z", CMOS image sensor "IMX134" stacked, Imaging Module "IU134F9-Z", CMOS image sensor "ISX014" stacked and Imaging Module "IUS014F-Z." Regarding availability, Sony has disclosed that the new range will be debuted by the month of October and few reports have suggested that the impressive 13-MP Exmor RS camera sensors will be available only by March 2013.
Exmor RS camera sensors to feature in iPhone 5?
Major manufacturers like Apple and Samsung are already making use of Sony manufactured sensors for its popular and successful devices such as iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S3. With the latest range of CMOS image sensors already being launched, users can expect these major manufacturers to include the latest released Exmor RS camera sensors in these popular devices.
In addition to it, it will be more interesting to see whether Apple will use this image sensor for it’s yet to be released iPhone 5. Of the two 8 mega pixel sensors, the most expensive will be the one using in-built image signal processing technology.
In the meantime, have a look at the HDR Movie Function demo video and know the difference yourself
Source: Sony Japan