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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.

source: Sony

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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  1. Ghian says:

    This quite fantastic innovation from sony. Good work.

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