17.7-megapixel CMOS sensor by Sony promises 120-fps video at maximum resolution
posted by Nick T. / Mar 01, 2011, 10:14 AM
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
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great.. 17.7 megapixels of grainy video because that lens is still so damn tiny. can we please get a slightly bigger lens??? lol.
posted on Mar 01, 2011, 10:40 AM 5
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.
posted on Mar 01, 2011, 11:21 AM 1
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