At MWC 2018, Sony introduced new technology that could have even smartphone cameras “see in the dark.” Their dual camera prototype will be integrated into future Sony Xperia phones, enabling ISO of 51,200 for photos and 12,800 for video.
In the video above (at 20:56), you can see a short presentation of the new technology Sony is developing. They claim that their new dual camera setup will be able to capture photos at very high ISO and “reveal the unseen.” The company promises their future phones will be able to shoot at extremely dark conditions and “see in the dark” like high-end interchangeable lens cameras.
According to Sony, their new Fusion processor is responsible for making the camera see beyond the human eye. It will reportedly use both cameras simultaneously and capture more light during the exposure time. With this processor and dual camera system, the phone will be able to capture videos at ISO 12,800 and photos at remarkable ISO 51,200. Still, we can’t say how usable these photos and videos will be considering that the noise will most likely be significant at ISO values this high. But I assume Sony will work on solving that issue, maybe using the similar technology to Samsung’s new Galaxy S9. Anyhow, it will be interesting to see the final result.
[via Android Headlines]