Sony IMX 586, a 48MP sensor for smartphones that no longer compromises?

Sony IMX 586, a 48MP sensor for smartphones that no longer compromises?

Sony has just announced a new 48-megapixel smartphone sensor. It has a matrix that groups photosites to improve photos in low light.

Sony IMX 586, a 48MP sensor for smartphones that no longer compromises?

In a not so distant time, the main criterion to highlight the quality of a photo sensor was the number of megapixels. Fortunately, this vain and illogical race has almost disappeared. Manufacturers are now focusing on the quality of images in low light, exposure, noise, the number of frames per second in video or the Bokeh effect which allows for portraits.

However, some have not yet dropped the case. Sony has just announced the IMX 586, an 8 mm diagonal 48-megapixel CMOS sensor, which has photosites as small as 0.8 micron.

Sony IMX 586, a 48MP sensor for smartphones that no longer compromises?

However, in order not to compromise, photosites are able to group together to improve the sensor's capacity in low light - a process that the Japanese manufacturer already offers on other models. This matrix called "Quad Bayer" combines four pixels, a resolution of 12 megapixels with photosites of 1.6 micron. The user will therefore be able to choose between a better resolution and wider photosites which let in more information.

By the way, the sensor can record videos in 4K at 90 fps, in 1080p at 240 fps and 720p at 480 fps.

Sony IMX 586, a 48MP sensor for smartphones that no longer compromises?

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