Sony Commercializes World's First 12.25 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor for Mobile Phones

Sony has announced the development of the finest-yet pixel-pitch 1/2.5" sensor. The 12.2MP CMOS sensor has been developed for mobile phone cameras, but is of a size commonly used in compact and super zoom cameras. The IMX060PQ sensor, which Sony brands 'Exmor' in common with its DSLR CMOS sensors, will also be available incorporated into an F2.8 28mm-equiv lens unit with piezoelectric driven autofocus - relatively advanced for a camera phone module.

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Born2BK1NG3412d ago

yeah!, its probably gonna happen in 2011, because 3.2 mp cameras are the highest resolution on camera phones, and 3.2 mp is new. KIKIKIKIKIKIKIKIKIKIKIKIKIKIKI KIKI :) :) :) :)

Kyur4ThePain3412d ago

Do you think 3.2MP cameras just suddenly appeared on the market one morning?
Duh. They were announced before being available to the public, just like this one.

rucky3412d ago (Edited 3412d ago )

Actually they have 5 MP cameras on some Nokia phones for a while now.

Mukiwa3412d ago

5MP camera phones have been around for almost 18 months and you can get 8.1MP phones now...
3.2MP is not quite the pinnacle anymore.

Senbo3412d ago

but i was going to post one of the 3 8MP phones that i know of C905

Premonition3412d ago

Actually samsung has a new phone out thats 8.1 megapixel retails for 650 i believe unlocked.

Senbo3412d ago (Edited 3412d ago )

the M8800 Pixon and the i8510 INNOV8 are the other 2 that i was talking about. now that i think about it i think the n95 lookalike has an 8mp cam to i just can't remember who made it. (i know it wasn't Nokia)

oh wait no... that is the innov8 it even uses s60....

BLuKhaos3411d ago

Wow that phone is going to kick the nuts off my 7.2 megapixel Sony Cyber shot.

Yoma3411d ago

Samsung and Sony Ericsson do have 8.1 Mpixel cameras

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Shadow Man3412d ago

I want one on my one terabyte iphone. :3

Blood_Spiller3412d ago

The noise generated by having such a high MP count on that small a sensor will be atrocious, this is nothing more than a marketing check point to win over the ignorant masses.

Senbo3412d ago (Edited 3412d ago )

is that CMOS sensors sens light from top to bottom (rolling shutter) wile CCD sensors sens light at the same time(global shutter).

this causes moving objects to come out like this this is fixed with high shutter speed that cell phones don't have.

in other words even though CMOS sensors have a better image, unless they get higher shutter speeds CMOS sensors should suck on cellphones.

Bucky Sligo3411d ago

High megapixel counts doesn't matter that much once you go over a certain number. It's about the quality of the lens and cellphone lenses are crap!

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