Sony has unveiled a chip that will enable smartphones to shoot video with a frequency of 1000 frames per second at a resolution of 1920×1080.
The company has developed a unique three-layer CMOS-matrix, which is 8 times faster than any that is available on smartphones.
This performance was achieved by combining a two-layer sensor matrix with high-speed DRAM memory chip. As a result, each individual frame is processed at enormous speeds. The system can capture a frame 19.3 megapixels for 1/120 s is “four times faster than the standard chips on the market,” — noted in Sony.
This speed allows you to get rid of the effect known as “rolling shutter”. When shooting fast moving objects the upper part of the frame lags behind the lower one. This is due to the fact that the matrix of modern cameras read first the top of the image, then the bottom, and during this time the object has time to change his position.
Still, the main feature of the new sensor is the ability to shoot video with a unique smartphone frame rate of 1000 frames per second. There are smartphones partially enter the territory of expensive, specialized cameras. For example, the camera Phantom Flex4K shoots the same 1000 frames per second in 4K resolution, its price starts from $110,000. Less than outstanding from the Phantom camera cost $50,000.
If to compare to more real competitors, the new smartphone Pixel from Google is able to deliver only 120 frames per second in HD is 8 times smaller. So it remains to wait for the matrix on the new smartphone.
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