Design News announced 2011 Golden Mousetrap Finalists. Aptina's APS-C 16MP MT9H004 is the only image sensor among them.
The MT9H004 delivers 16MP images at 10fps, live-view video support and 1080p/30fps HD video recording. A 5dB increase in SNR is achievable under low-light conditions through the addition of a pixel-level, dual-conversion gain (DCG) switch. In high-light environments it can achieve a 47dB max SNR. The DCG switch controls the switching on and off of a capacitor connected to the FD node.