Saturday, 14 June 2014

Sony"s Curved CMOS Sensors For Smartphone, Camera At Development Phase

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Reportedly, Sony says that the curved sensors are 1.4 times more sensitive at the center of the sensor and twice as sensitive at the edge. Sony’s research and development team reportedly, managed to curve these chips with the same curvature of the human eye, using a special “bending machine”.

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A curved CMOS sensor can be paired with a flatter lens and a larger aperture, which lets in more light.

Two chips have been designed, one full-size chip whcih measures 43mm suitable for digital cameras and a smaller chip is just 11mm whcih is perfect for mobile phones.

Although, Sony is reportedly said to have made around 100 full-size lens, it is not disclosed, whether these new modules will be used in the upcoming cameras or even the Sony Xperia range of phones in future.

Stay tuned to GizBot!


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