Thursday, August 06, 2009

Sony Releases BSI Sensors for DSC

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.

6 comments:

  1. SOI made it possible!

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  2. Sony is really leading the way here. Samsung will not be able to compete with Sony on quality and performance.

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  3. The Sony BSI approach appears to be very expensive, likely too expensive to be used mobile phones. So perhaps Sony is not leading the way.

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  4. Also, Sony has not demonstrated 1.4um BSI pixel as of yet. It's essential to compete in the mobile space.

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  5. Who do you think is leading the way if it is not Sony? Do you think Sony will have 1.4um or 1.1um available whenever it is necessary?

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  6. Sure, eventually Sony will present 1.4 and 1.1um BSI pixels. However, being SOI variety, Sony sensors are not as cheap as bulk silicon ones by Omnivision and Samsung.

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