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Sony Announces (AWSOME) 16.41 MP Camera Sensor for Phones!!!

October 7, 2010, Tokyo, Japan – Sony Corporation (hereafter, “Sony”) today announced the commercialization of two new “Exmor R” back-illuminated CMOS image sensors with dramatically improved photographic performance including significantly high sensitivity and low noise. In addition, Sony will launch two new lens modules equipped with these image sensors, which also include the smallest and thinnest*1 model for mobile phones. This is also the first time that “Exmor R” is commercialized for the use in mobile phones.

Model Name Shipment date (Plan) Sample price
Type 1/2.8 16.41 effective megapixels
back-illuminated CMOS image sensor
“IMX081PQ”
January, 2011 2,500 JPY
Type 1/3.2 8.13 effective megapixels
back-illuminated CMOS image sensor
“IMX105PQ”
April, 2011 1,500 JPY
Type 1/2.8 16.41 effective megapixels*2
Lens module “IU081F”
March, 2011 12,000 JPY
Type 1/3.2 8.13 effective megapixels*2
Lens module “IU105F2”
April, 2011 8,000 JPY

Well it Simply means that this lens will take camera phones to the next detail as it will capture every single detail in the picture…

Sample image generated by “IMX081PQ”, type 1/2.8 back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with 16.41 effective megapixels (left)

Well Since Nokia Tried to Raise the bar Sony is in no mood to take it lightly as they have one of the BEST camera phone in the industry…

Source Sony commercializes world’s first*1 16.41 Megapixel “Exmor R™” back-illuminated CMOS image sensors for mobile phones