Toshiba’s Lytro-Like Mobile Image Sensor Coming Soon to Uplift Smartphone Photography

By Gizbot Bureau

    Adding more megapixels into a smartphone of pencil thickness is not the idea behind capturing photos on mobiles anymore. There are a number of smartphones which can click sharp pictures with just 8-megapixels and many perform well under dull light conditions. But Toshiba has come up with a new camera module which can change the way of clicking photos using smartphones and tablets.

    The image sensor is all set to give a new name to art of photography. According to the reports coming in, Toshiba is shopping around for a new image sensor which has perfect qualities. It plans for a Lytro-like image sensor in which the point of focus can be altered after the image is captured.

    Toshiba’s Lytro-Like Mobile Image Sensor Coming Soon


    The camera reportedly takes about 500,000 small images with different focuses. The images are then combined into a single large photograph in which the focus can be changed at a later stage. The same technology is applicable in the case of videos too.

    The company is planning to roll out the device by the end of the 2013 fiscal year and is also looking forward to gain interest from other mobile phone makers to implement the new idea into its smartphones and tablets. Toshiba is a leading company in the design, development and manufacture of image sensors.

    The image sensors of the company employ a unique pixel design which ensures high-quality images, with high sensitivity even in low-light conditions. The sensors have also proved their superiority in image quality through better color representation and low-light performance compared to other image sensor products.


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