Business Wire: Toshiba started mass production of the previously announced 8MP, 1.12um pixel T4KA3 BSI sensor.
The sensor has a new low power circuit design that cuts power consumption to 46% that of Toshiba’s previous generation 8MP T4K35, an improvement over the earlier announcement that only stated 15% improvement. The sensor fits into 6.5mm square camera module, said to be the smallest in the class of 8MP sensors. The 8MP output at 30fps is possible using 2 Lane MIPI interface. The sensor incorporates "Bright Mode" that boosts image brightness up to four times, realizing HD video capture at 240 fps equivalent.