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Sony announces worlds first 16.41 Megapixel Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS image sensor for mobile phones


Sony today announced the commercialization of two new Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS image sensors with dramatically improved photographic performance including significantly high sensitivity and low noise. In addition, Sony will launch two new lens modules- IMX081PQ and IMX105PQ equipped with these image sensors, which also include the smallest and thinnest model for mobile phones. Sony IMX081PQ is world’s first type 1/2.8 back-illuminated CMOS image sensor which realizes 16.41 effective megapixel resolution, and adopts the industry’s smallest unit pixel size of 1.12μm. Sony IMX105PQ is a type 1/3.2 back-illuminated CMOS image sensor which realizes 8.13 effective megapixel resolutions for higher sensitivity and adopts a unit pixel size of 1.4μm.


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By embedding these highly sensitive sensors into mobile phones, including those without camera flash, users can capture high quality photos and videos even in low light settings. Further Sony will commercialize IU081F and IU105F2 compact auto-focus lens modules which include the two new Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS image sensors. These down-sized modules are suitable and efficient for mobile phones with relatively limited space and are equipped with high performance lens which maximize the image sensors’ respective performances.




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