DPReview: Sony announced that it has developed BSI sensor for DSC and two cameras based on the new sensor. The 1/2.4-inch 10.1MP sensor utilizes 1.75um pixels, same size as the previously announced BSI-based camcorders. As a matter of fact, there are three such camcorders announced, one of them being on sale for about half a year. The camcorders use 6.6MP BSI sensors with pixels arranged in 45-deg rotated fashion with green-dominated color filter, together called "Clear-Vid technology".
The new sensors are said to deliver "unprecedented advances in low-light performance with approximately twice the sensitivity of cameras with traditional image sensors".
To further extend low-light shooting performance, the new cameras incorporate the hand-held twilight and anti-motion blur multi-shot modes. Using the sensor’s high speed, these modes capture six separate images in less than a second and combine the shots into a single image to compensate camera shake blur and achieve low noise. The cameras are capable of shooting at 10fps speed in burst mode.