Sony has unveiled a new sensor which could bring 1,000fps filming in Full HD to smartphones.
The 3-layer CMOS sensor is eight-times faster than any other current chip, and consists of “a DRAM layer added to the conventional 2-layer stacked CMOS image sensor”.
The sensor is capable of capturing 19.3-megapixel images in 1/120th of a second – “four times faster than conventional products”, said Sony – which reduces focal plane distortion.
Thanks to the DRAM buffer layer, the super-slow-motion video ability can also work on a smartphone with a standard image processor.
“The newly developed sensor also includes solutions for the various technical problems inherent in the design, for instance, reducing the noise generated between the circuits on each of the three layers,” said Sony.
A video showing the censor’s capabilities is posted below.