Sony's 48-megapixel sensor could super-charge smartphone cameras of the future

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But it's worth taking a look outside the box, as Nokia introduced smartphone cameras with 40MP years ago, the Nokia 808 PureView and Lumia 1020, which were twice the size of the IMX586's sensor and therefore had significantly larger pixels that could capture more light. This is especially useful in low-light situations where the colors of those four adjacent pixels are added up, resulting in a high-quality, low-noise 12 megapixel image. The sensor features 48 effective megapixels, the highest available.

When both images are zoomed in the differences between the new sensor and older technology is night and day.

In addition to this, Sony's also shrunk the pixel size down to an impressive 0.8 μm.

Sony is labelling the new unit "compact" - it measures up at 8millimetres diagonally, meaning phones that adopt it should not have to carry a huge camera bump. The Sony IMX586 48-megapixel sensor is expected to arrive in future smartphones soon for better daylight photos that render great detail. Sony uses a Quad Bayer color filter array that allows 2x2 pixels that are adjacent to come in the same color allowing for high-sensitivity shooting.

As smartphone's imaging capabilities get better and better, manufacturers like Sony and Samsung will continue to push the boundaries of technology with its own hardware created to make compact devices even more proficient in photography and videography. In bright light, the built-in signal processing does an array conversion to yield an effective 48 MP image. Scenes that are both bright and dark areas can be captured with minimal highlight blowout or loss of detail in shadows.

The company has confirmed that the sample shipments will begin from September, and the price of IMX586 CMOS image sensor will be JPY 3,000 (roughly Rs. 1,800) excluding additional taxes that vary with each country.

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