Sony announces new smartphone image sensor that can record at 1,000fps
Sony Corporation has announced the development of a new image sensor for smartphones that is capable of shooting slow motion movies at 1,000 frames per second in Full HD.
Sony says that it’s the industry’s first 3-layer stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM for smartphones. It consists of a “DRAM layer added to the conventional 2-layer stacked CMOS image sensor with a layer of back-illuminated structure pixels and a chip affixed with mounted circuits for signal processing.”
That said, the newly developed 21.2MP sensor has fast readout speeds allowing it to capture still images of fast-moving subjects with minimal focal plane distortion (see image above), read one still image of 19.3 million pixels in only 1/120 second, as well as record Full HD clips at 1,000fps and 4K at 60fps.
No word yet on when the sensor will debut in a consumer device but expect Sony’s future flagship to carry it.