Sony IMX318 Image Sensor Announced With 22.5MP And 3-Axis Image Stabilization

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Sony IMX318

The Japanese manufacturer has unveiled its new IMX318 Exmor RS image sensor ahead of MWC 2016. The Sony IMX318 is a 1/2.6-inch stacked CMOS image sensor with 22.5 effective megapixels and aims to begin shipment in May.

This new Exmor RS sensor is the industry’s first to features built-in 3-axis image stabilization and a lighting fast 0.03 seconds hybrid autofocus. The IMX318 is the successor to the IMX230 with 21MP 1/2.4-inch sensor and 1.12μm unit pixel size.

IMX230 VS IMX318

IMX230 (Left, 1.12μm) VS IMX318 (Right, 1.0μm)

Sony claims that the new IMX318 does not drop in image quality despite having the smaller pixel size (1.0μm) versus the IMX230 (1.12μm) [pictured above]. Moreover, the IMX318 is designed for smartphones that need a better camera and thinner form factor. The Sony IMX318 image sensor may make an appearance on flagship smartphones later this year.

Via: Connors23

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