Toshiba announces World’s Smallest Class 16MP BSI CMOS image sensor for Smartphones and Tablets

Toshiba today announced the launch ofT4KC3, a 16 megapixel (MP) BSI CMOS image sensor for Smartphones and Tablets. Toshiba T4KC3 incorporates Toshiba’s Bright Mode technology, which boosts image brightness up to four times and enables HD video capture at 240fps equivalent, and supports high dynamic range (HDR) to capture natural images of scenes with a high contrast ratio, ending the problem of over- and underexposed images. The functional range of the new sensor supports users in capturing beautiful images and movies. Phase-Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF), recently embedded in SLR cameras, achieves quick focusing that surpasses conventional auto-focusing, and makes it easier for mobile devices to capture high quality images and movies.

Toshiba_T4KC3_CMOSThe new sensor incorporates 16Kbit OTP, which can store lens shading correction data for four conditions at maximum, such as indoors and outdoors, daylight and sunset. Settings can be switched with a simple command. Sample shipments are scheduled to start in September this year.

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