17.7-megapixel CMOS sensor by Sony promises 120-fps video at maximum resolution
Thanks tho the greatly improved transfer speeds, the new sensor is theoretically capable of capturing video with a resolution of 17.7 megapixels (with 1080p video being a bit over 2 megapixels) at the impressive 120 frames per second, considering the device it has been attached to has the necessary processing power and storage capacity. Sony states this has been achieved by applying a new technique, which enables the sensor to “convert multiple pixels into signals simultaneously” resulting in the final image being generated up to four times faster than before. We can expect to see the 17.7-megapixel shooter appearing on cameraphones, as well as on Sony's CyberShot series of point-and-shoot cameras, but finding out when is only a matter of time.
source: Nikkei (reg. required) via Engadget
1. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
great.. 17.7 megapixels of grainy video because that lens is still so damn tiny. can we please get a slightly bigger lens??? lol.
7. Misanthropos (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)
exactly. i'm tired of hearing MP this, MP that. if it's got terrible optics, it's still gonna take shitty pictures, just really big shitty pictures.
2. skymitch89 (Posts: 1021; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Cannot wait to see what this can pump out and what devices it will come out in.
3. ryq (unregistered)
well expect samsung or lg to come out with 20mp camera sensor and they will be the first in the market just so they can say they were first. thats how competitive the korean are right now while japanese companies have already lose their mojos.
4. ._. (unregistered)
What for is this, whe optics itslef is as good as bottom of the bottle. Till the lens have higher quality will be this run for more and more pixels like "more stripes mean more Adidas...
5. achilles (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 May 2010)
Since this is Sony, the USA should see this in 2years!
6. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)
It just can't be a good camera. Of that size.
8. cdawg (unregistered)
Bet it is slow at taking pictures as like every other sony
9. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
Sony will supply the camera components of the iphone5. Exciting.
10. starwish (unregistered)
I am wondering which interface will support 17.7MP with 34.8Gbps in mobile???
12. and1one66 (unregistered)
Hmm, 17.7 MP camera but still a small sensor wouldn't innovate anything since a 12 MP of Nokia N8-00 changes it. Even at 12 MP, it can beat an 18 MP DSLR camera with bigger lens.
13. ususer (unregistered)
this lens is designed for mobile phones this is reason of their small size