News and discussions about image sensors
up until iphone5, the read facing was OV.
The rear facing camera chip switched from OmniVision to Sony for iPhone 4s (not iPhone 5). In my chart I have got the resolution wrong for iPhone 4 and 4s (it should be 5 MP and 8 MP, respectively). Update to follow.
Thank you, Ray. I've changed the chart to your updated version.
Ray, the iphone 5C uses 1.4u pixels, same as the iphone5.
adi - thank you for pointing this out. Agreed - we found 1.4 µm pixels in our 5C teardown. It's a single case where my methodology of showing time and pixel size on the same axis is misleading. As for 9.9.2014 we'll find out if there will again be two versions of iPhone, and of course everyone is expecting a wearable device announcement (hopefully it too will have a camera). http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/28/apples-event-september-9th/
I had iPhone 4. I have iPhone 5 now. IMHO, I feel the quality of pictures taken with iPhone 4 is better. It seems the image sensor community really needs a method to measure picture quality.
It’d be nice if Chipworks can include Samsung Galaxy camera series in above charts, which is also an important driver for pixel and image sensor technologies.
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