(Above – Exmor sensors for mobile phones)
I’ve been reading some interesting tech documents from Sony related to the image sensor in their latest compacts, the HX5 and TX7.
Since Sony are selling the sensor itself to clients they have a wealth of public domain information on it.
In a nutshell sensitivity and speed are the aims of the Exmor R, which has a back-illuminated structure. Most of the speed increase come from the revised sensor structure allowing column-parallel A/D conversion. Data is therefore output from the sensor quicker due to tiny analogue to digital convertors every line of the sensor.
Read moreSony’s HX5 / TX7 Exmor R sensors explained