Curved devices are hot right now, from TVs to wearables. But a curved image sensor is more than just a fashion gimmick. It actually could drastically improve the way cameras gather light from a lens, improving image quality whether on an iPhone or DSLR.
Hasselblad just announced that it is re-vamping the sensor tech for its 50-megapixel medium-format digital back. A new CMOS sensor will replace the older CCD technology previously used.
Sharp’s boasting that their new 12.1MP sensor module is the world’s thinnest, allowing it to squeeze completely unnoticed into newer, svelter smartphones. What users will notice is its built-in optical stabilisation, reducing the amount of blur in their photos.