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Sony IMX230 brings mirrorless camera features to phones

Sony IMX230 brings mirrorless camera features to phones

Sony has just announced a new EXMOR RS sensor and it is poised to take smartphone photography to the next level. Although the new IMX230 has almost the same effective 21 megapixel count as the camera found on, say, the Xperia Z3, this new sensor uses a stacked design that allows it to cram high-end camera functionality in a 1/2.4 size CMOS sensor. Such functionality include an image plane phase detection autofocus system and HDR imaging not just for videos but for still photos as well.

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Samsung GALAXY NX hands-on: mirrorless Android for the NX lens family

Samsung GALAXY NX hands-on: mirrorless Android for the NX lens family

Enter the Samsung Galaxy NX: a full-sized mirrorless interchangeable lens camera running Android. This is Samsung's biggest effort in bringing Android - their flavor of Android, that is - to the full-on high-powered camera environment. This device works with a "DSLR-class" 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor aside a quad-core 1.6GHz Pega-Q processor behind a system that accepts the full range of interchangeable lenses from the rest of the NX system. That's 13 lenses, if you did not know.

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OmniVision announces low-cost 5MP CMOS image sensor with high-end features

OmniVision announces low-cost 5MP CMOS image sensor with high-end features

A camera is arguably one of the most indispensable features on a smartphone, being a necessary component in certain apps, such as barcode scanners, in addition to providing a simple way to take pictures/video and share them without hassle. The cameras in higher-end smartphones offer a variety of features you won't easily find in less expensive models, and often provide poor images in low light settings. OmniVision aims to change this, however, with its newly announced 5MP OV5645 CMOS sensor.

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OmniVision’s New 5 Megapixel Camera Sensor Allows For Even Slimmer Devices

OmniVision’s New 5 Megapixel Camera Sensor Allows For Even Slimmer Devices

OmniVision has long been supplying Apple's camera sensors, including the 5-megapixel CMOS camera sensor in the current iPhone 4. They've also announced several monster sensors along the way including a 10-megapixel one earlier this year and more recently a 12-megapixel beast. Today, the company announced a brand new best-in-class 5-megapixel sensor that's much thinner than previous sensors and is designed to allow for much slimmer devices.

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Medigus unveils world’s smallest video camera

Medigus unveils world’s smallest video camera

I spent many years working in hospitals and the cameras that are used for all sorts of procedures can be large enough that they just don’t look like the will fit inside a person's body. These cameras are used so doctors can look inside the body and try to repair anything that is wrong. A company called Medigus has unveiled a new camera that is much smaller than the older cameras in use and has laid claim to the title of world's smallest camera.

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