Previously, Sony Semiconductor in early June, a media spokesman on one of its business briefing said, “ on the current status of multiple cell phone technology iterations, in the next few years (2024) the picture quality of smart phones or will exceed the image quality of some DSLR cameras ”.
I believe many of you will scoff at this idea. After all, with the ability of the sensor size to capture lightThe current pixel quality assurance is the focus of the camera image quality assurance, the CMOS sensor used in cell phones is still relatively small.
Recently, the information shows that Sony Group will provide the latest and most advanced image sensor to Apple.The component is expected to appear in the next generation of iPhones due out next year.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions (Sony Semiconductor Solutions) has developed this new image sensor.The group company will produce at its Nagasaki, Japan plant and begin shipping to Apple and other smartphone manufacturers.
Worth everyone's attention is that since Xiaomi and Sony released a new joint development of an inch IMX 989 cell phone image sensor, the subsequent domestic flagship camera does not seem to use an inch sensor will not be in the stream.
Combined with the above and the previous November 7 Sony China announced the cell phone image sensor brand to see — — light metaphor LYTIA to see, perhaps next year will focus on the outbreak of a cell phone computing photography big change. But it is not yet known Sony will provide to Apple's new sensor specifications.
But among the descriptions related to the new sensor is this informative report, “Sony's new image sensor doubles the level of saturation signal per pixel, which allows it to capture more light while also reducing overexposure or underexposure at certain settings”.
As a result, the sensor is not only better able to perform in low light, but also better able to measure completely different exposures, such as a face that is backlit by strong sunlight.
The name of the sensor does not appear in the information, but the description provided is consistent with the sensor design first disclosed by Sony nearly a year ago.
In December 2021, the company announced the development of the world's first double-layer transistor pixel stacked CMOS image sensor technology using two layers of transistor pixels, a design that doubles the light capture capability.
With the current iteration of cell phone imaging capabilities, it seems to have converged with the microsingle market, cell phones have been iterated to the mainstream technology slowly climbing stage, only to image technology to seek the rise of high-end.
The same micro-single mirrorless market is in a similar situation, with Sony adding an AI chip for the first time to help with subject recognition and bring a breakthrough new generation of focus performance.
I think the micro-single camera should not be limited to a single photoelectric signal recording, but also need to introduce intelligent AI technology with deep learning capabilities.