Sony's New HDR Sensors Could Make Your Next Phone Picture Perfect

If you think your camera's phone is pretty good already, your might be in for a treat next time around. Sony just announced its new line of next-gen Exmor RS, stacked CMOS image sensors -- and they look good.

There are three different units in the new line, two of which are eight megapixels, along with a top-of-the-line one that packs 13 megapixels. Sony's also bringing out new f/2.2 lenses and revamped auto-focus modules. To top it all off, each one of these puppies is capable of HDR video recording.

These upcoming sensors are expected to come out sometime in October, so we probably won't actually see these start showing up in mobile devices for a little while. Still, it bodes well for the future of mobile photography and video; after all, Sony's Xperia cameras were already pretty good before this. These new modules should help spread the high-quality love around. [Engadget]


    Apple expects to sell 250 million iPhone 5 units and they also have a huge mountain of cash, some of the most advanced manufacturing techniques in the world and some of the best engineers/designers in the world. I doubt that their flagship phone will have a good camera in it.

      more tech for apple to steal then claim to have invented

    Wrong topic this is about Sony not apple.

    I would like to see Sony make it to the top like they were in the past. The more competition the more innovation we'll see.

    Why have a heading that reads apple iPhone. Is apple the only phone out there. You really think Sony will sell this to apple? It's like that Samsung chip article a while back - made for Samsung but talked in the article how apple will use it

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      IIRC iP4S uses a SONY camera module...

    Hate to be the spelling/grammar police, but "image censors" are quite different to "image sensors".

    Has Sony said if these will be exclusive to them or will they sell them to other manufactures?

    "your camera’s phone"? Don't you mean, "your phone's camera"? Can't believe noone else picked that up, I guess they were too busy fixing the other mistakes. Article quality on Gizmodo is getting so patchy!

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