The IMX586's small pixel size allows Sony to cram a lot into a sensor that is small enough to fit into a smartphone chassis. Normally, such a high megapixel count on such a small chip would result in poor nighttime shooting capacities. During low light shooting, the signals from the four adjacent pixels are added, raising the sensitivity to a level equivalent to that of 1.6-micron pixels (12 megapixels), resulting in bright, low noise images and videos.
You see, Sony has filtered the IMX586 with 2x2 arrays of red, blue, and green pixels, rather than the traditional Bayer array of one red, one blue, and two green color filters per 2x2-pixel sub-array.
Today, Sony unveiled the world's first smartphone camera sensor with a crazy-high resolution of 48 megapixels and a pixel size of 0.8?m. Sony included its exposure control technology and signal processing functionality directly into the image sensor, which enables real-time output a much better dynamic range four times greater than conventional units.
Add all of this together with a dynamic range that's four times greater "than conventional products", and it sure does sound like Sony's got a victor on its hands. Sony promises that scenes with both bright and dark areas can be captured with minimal highlight blowout or loss of detail in shadows.
'These days, high-end smartphone models require even greater imaging quality from their cameras, ' Sony said.
As for video, the sensor is able to capture 4K video at 90 frames per second, while 1080p and 720p resolutions can hit 240 and 480 frames per second, respectively. It beats the current highest-resolution sensors, used in the Huawei P20 Pro and Nokia Lumia 1020's - 40-megapixel and 41-megapixel respectively.
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The US dollar went down on Friday amid President Donald Trump's criticism about the Federal Reserve's current monetary tightening. The White House in June already threatened to extend punishing USA duties progressively to up to $450 billion in Chinese imports.
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Novak Djokovic advanced to a fifth Wimbledon final with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 3-6, 10-8 victory over Rafael Nadal . Williams played in a Wimbledon final on Saturday in just her second major back after having a baby in September.
Hezbollah-controlled al-Manar TV said the Syrian army had captured one of the last rebel-held areas in Deraa province, al-Aliyeh. But a western part of the province, as well as most of adjacent Quneitra, still escape his control.
President Donald Trump is setting low expectations for his Monday's summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin . Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) attacked CNN's Wolf Blitzer during his show on Monday.
Sweden's Marcus Ericsson put Sauber in the points with ninth and New Zealander Brendon Hatley was 10th for Toro Rosso. But, at the team's home race, Mercedes called off the fight: "Valtteri, this is James (Vowles - chief strategist).
Philip Davies has submitted a letter of no confidence in Mrs May after "losing trust" in her ability to deliver Brexit. Donald Trump on his visit to the United Kingdom last week said Johnson would make "a great prime minister".
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Johnny Manziel traded to CFL's Alouettes
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Trump finds it 'inconceivable' lawyer would tape a client
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Rhys Hoskins makes impact in Home Run Derby
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Jabari Parker Signs 2-Year $40 Million Deal With Bulls
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Trump says he misspoke on Russian meddling
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Donald Trump waves at protesters as he tees off at Turnberry
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Trump backtracks on Brexit, says US-UK ties indispensable
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