Toshiba stuffs color noise reduction in 1.12 micrometer 8MP sensor, claims better cameras in slimmer phones

Toshiba stuffs color noise reduction in 1.12 micrometer 8MP sensor, claims better cameras in slimmer phones
Sony hardwired high dynamic range (HDR) capture for both stills and video in its new Exmor RS sensor that will be used by most flagships this year, but innovations in the field aren't stopping, it seems, especially with Toshiba.

The company announced sample availability of an 8MP sensor with a color noise reduction (CNR) circuit. Despite being 1.12 micrometers, the "T4K35" image sensor combines CNR with backside illumination for reaching a signal-to-noise ratio that rivals what can be achieved with current 1.4 micrometer units.

This means an even smaller camera module, allowing for thinner phones and tablets, but with performance on par with senors that have much larger pixels, so we can't wait to see who will implement first the new sensor in a phone.

source: Toshiba

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5 Comments

1. Ratheesh619

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

2013 is Full of Surprises.

2. NickPeters

Posts: 74; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

There you go HTC. You wanted slimmer phones - well now you have the camera right for you. Now what about the battery...

3. shreyas.s666

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

Toshiba supplies sensors to nokia?is it?

4. lolol

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

as I know, they do :)

5. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Chinese manufacturers will test this first.....

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