|Above: Camera modules (left to right): the IU135F3-Z, IU134F9-Z and IUS014F-Z |
Below: "Exmor RS" stacked CMOS sensors (left to right): IMX135, IMX134 and ISX014
IMX135, the 13.13MP (eff) 1/3.06-inch sensor model and IMX134, the 8.08MP (eff) 1/4-inch sensor feature "RGBW coding" and "HDR movie" function. The "RGBW coding" has W (white) pixels in addition to conventional RGB pixels, and leveraging Sony’s proprietary device technology and signal processing to improve low-light sensitivity without compromising its high resolution. "HDR movie" function enables two different exposure conditions to be configured within a single screen when shooting, and seamlessly performs appropriate image processing to generate optimal images with a wide dynamic range.
The other “Exmor RS” sensor is the ISX014, a 1/4-inch model with 8.08MP (eff), which has a built-in camera signal processing function that, apparently, does not support "RGBW coding" and HDR.
Sony will also bring to market three compact AF camera modules equipped with newly-designed lens optimized for the 1.12mm pixels: the IU135F3-Z, IU134F9-Z and IUS014F-Z. The IU135F3-Z module incorporates fast F2.2 lens. The IU134F9-Z (W:8.5 x D:8.5 x H:4.2mm, excluding FlexPCB) is thin and compact.
The release shipment schedules and prices are in the table below:
|Sample image captured at 10 lux illumination|
A brief stacked sensors spec comparison:
The new camera module comparison: