New 12.25-megapixel Sony Exmor CMOS sensors for mobile phones

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If, for some reason, you’re still not satisfied with the number of megapixels available on camera phones, then say a warm hello to the new Exmor CMOS sensors from Sony as announced today.

The three Exmors come in a sturdy 5.15, a lavish 8.11 and a cow-tipping 12.25-megapixel range but, of course, it’s not size that counts – only this time it’s true.

Sony ensures noise reduction on the chips both before and after the analogue to digital conversion as well as a three-layer low pass filter designed to keep only the high quality details from your shots and no nasty artifacts. Whether it works or not is another matter.

Frankly, they sound better than a lot of the sensors in some of the cheapo compact cameras out there and will most likely knock the socks off whatever you’ve got in your mobile phone at the moment.

The 12.25 also comes with a new 1/2.5 lens module, the U060, which will hopefully be able to keep up with all the new gubbins inside. No mention of any German sounding two-part names as far as the glass makers go though.

(via Akihabara News)

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Daniel Sung