Earlier this week in Japan, Sony unveiled its current camera sensor that was designed for smartphones that is called the Exmor RS IMX230. This camera sensor includes an image plane phase detection auto-focus in a smartphone and its the first time the sensor mark in Sony or any mobile sensor imagery company.
The Exmor RS IMX230 enables the camera to exactly capture fast or quick moving objects for both still photos and videos with a significant calculations that automatically carried out by the sensor’s internal processing circuit. And this is what Sony’s new auto-focus technology is.
The quality of Exmor RS IMX230 features a range of imagery and video capture options that was expected in a high-end camera sensor. High-Dynamic-Range Imaging (HDRI or HDR) videos can now be captured on 4K resolution (4096 x 2160) and it can be used in still imagery. For the video capture options, it comes in 30fps 4K, 60fps 1080p, and 120fps 720p for slow motion.
Even though Sony has kept its 21 mega-pixel density in the latest sensor with the plans of releasing a 16 mega-pixel version in the future, it is remotely to crunch in an even higher number of pixels as the result could make more noise and lesser low light performance. Although the sensors are now calculated at 1/2.4″, making it smaller than the Sony Z3’s 1/2.3″ width.
Somewhere in 2015, Sony is schedule to ship out a large amount of Exmor RS IMX230 which might be available in Sony’s 2015 flagship smartphones. When this comes out, let us know what do you think about it.
Source: Android Authority,