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]