It’s amazing how far sensor technology’s come in the last few years. We’ve had dual pixel autofocus, ultra high ISOs, and a whole bunch of other cool features show up. Phones and bigger camera sensors get more and more powerful with each new generation. This sensor from Sony, though, might be one of the most exciting yet.
Sony have developed a way to speed up the data acquisition in a CMOS sensor. It doesn’t quite make it a global shutter, but it speeds things up enough to be almost as good, but at a much lower cost. The acquisition becomes so fast, it’ll even record full HD 1080p video at up to 1,000 frames per second. The technology seems destined for smartphones at the moment, but I would bet it won’t be too long before it scales up.