CMOS

  • Unnatural Acts And The Rise Of Mobile

    Unnatural Acts And The Rise Of Mobile

    Editor’s note: Keith Teare is General Partner at his incubator Archimedes Labs and CEO of recently funded just.me. He was a co-founder of TechCrunch. As all predatory, or formerly predatory, men and women know, if you’re at a party and still by yourself at 2 a.m., and the drinks have been flowing, bad behavior replaces etiquette as the crowd shrinks. That’s when desperation… Read More

  • Toshiba Develops Next-Gen CMOS Sensor For Smartphones


    Smartphone cameras have drastically improved in quality in recent years, but they’re still not good enough for you? Then Toshiba’s announcement [PDF] of a new CMOS image sensor, specifically designed for cell phones and other mobile devices, from today should be good news for you. Read More

  • Canon's New CMOS Sensor Is 40 Times Bigger Than Others

    Exactly one week ago, Canon unveiled a pretty impressive 120 megapixel sensor, and today the company followed up with the announcement of “the world’s largest” CMOS sensor. Sized at 202 x 205 mm, the new sensor is 40 times bigger than the Canon CMOS sensors out there now. Read More

  • Samsung's new CMOS, HD-capable sensors could be picture perfect

    Camera phone pictures could get a whole lot prettier with Samsung’s newest image sensors. The Korean manufacturer has just announced two new CMOS sensors for mobile phones with improved image quality over greater depth of field ranges and HD video. Does it sound a little too good to be true? Read More

  • Toshiba announces new 14.6 megapixel back lit sensor

    Toshiba just announced their latest advancement in CMOS technology, the BSI (back-side illumination) sensor. The BSI sensor is designed to improve high ISO (or low light) photography by decreasing the amount of noise that appears on images taken under these conditions. Read More

  • Sony releasing 12-megapixel CMOS sensor in March

    Starting in March of next year, Sony will be pushing out cell phone CMOS sensors in excess of 12 megapixels. While my initial reaction would be to bring up the fact that more megapixels doesn’t necessarily equal better image quality, it looks like Sony will be using these "Exmor" sensors in not only cell phones, but "digital SLR cameras and high definition digital… Read More

  • Sharp announces tiny 5-megapixel CMOS camera

    Unless that coin-looking object is actually a manhole cover on 500th Street, the new CMOS camera module on its left is pretty tiny — the world’s smallest, in fact. Ah, indeed it is, according to SlashPhone. “The camera module has a size of only 9.5 x 9.5 x 6.6mm and support auto focus for better image quality. Sharp will start sending out the sample unit next week and start… Read More

  • Sony Creating 12.47-Megapixel DSLR Sensors

    Our galaxy is a big place. Scientists say that if the sun were the size of a period on a page, the Milky Way would be the size of the continental United States. That being said, if you went to the edge of our galaxy with a DSLR camera featuring Sony’s upcoming 12.47-megapixel sensor, you’d be able to take a picture of Earth and the detail would be so fine that you’d be… Read More