Japanese electronics giant Panasonic may be having some problems with riots and sabotages in China as we reported here, but things are going forward for the company that has just announced a new image sensor for tablets and smartphones.
The new sensor is very small in size and will also come with a reduced price.
Panasonic touts high color reproducibility
and a high S/N ratio equivalent to that of digital cameras.
The official name of the new sensor is Panasonic
SmartFSI and it sports three main features.
The most impressive specification is the high sensitivity reaching 3,230el/lx per sec/μm2, and this is the highest level in the industry.
The second achievement is the doubling of the S/N ratio which means that the picture will have considerably less noise than older sensors, and it also enables an accurate reproduction of the colors of a subject even in a dark place, by using its own light-focusing structure.
The third feature is the fact that this light-focusing structure also helps make the whole camera assembly considerably flatter, thus enabling slimmer devices.