Sony, Apple’s partner in developing cameras for its devices, has announced a new image sensor that will improve the image of smartphones. It is the Exmor RS IMX230, CMOS sensor that supports 21 megapixels in a 12.4-inch design.
One of the key points of this new chip are its 192 auto-focus points that will make it easier for us to take photos and videos in motion and will delight photography fans.
This new chip also supports high dynamic range or HDR of high resolution images and 4K video. As we have said, Sony has been working lately with Apple on the sensors of their devices, it is the case for example of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that incorporate a Sony sensor in its camera. So it is not difficult for us to think that the next iPhone will incorporate all these new features.
The sensor will start to be marketed around April 2015, we will have to be aware of the movements that Apple makes. So far the maximum camera resolution on an iPhone has been 8 megapixels for photos and 1080p for videos and they have received numerous complaints in this regard as the competition already mounts cameras with considerably more resolution. Such a sensor may leave many iPhone users more than satisfied.