Business Wire: Toshiba announces T4KC3, a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, said to be "the world’s smallest class 16 megapixel chip also offers low power consumption." Toshiba is meeting the smaller and thinner sensor need with a design method, already deployed in its earlier products, that realizes smaller CMOS sensor chips and low-power circuits. That method has now resulted in the world’s smallest class 16MP chip, which also realizes 30fps at full-resolution output with power consumption of 240mW or lower.
The new sensor features PDAF, HDR and Toshiba’s Bright Mode, which boosts image brightness up to four times and enables HD video capture at 240fps equivalent.
Sample shipments are scheduled to start in Sept. this year, with volume production to start in Dec. 2015.