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Sony Announces 22.5-megapixel Exmor RS IMX318 Sensor

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Sony has announced another imaging module

While Sony’s smartphones aren’t exactly what you’d call runaway hits, the company’s sensors for smartphones are the complete opposite – you find them darn near everywhere, utilized by mobile competitors like Apple, Huawei and a number of manufacturers. Sony has officially released their newest camera module, the Exmor RS IMX318.

The new sensor is a 1/2.6-inch stacked CMOS sensor that has a maximum resolution of 22.5-megapixels and sports a hybrid AF system that focuses in as little as .03 seconds. While the new sensor is smaller than others before it, it packs a three-axis electronic stabilization system that’s capable of doing the work of the more bulky OIS lenses.

Sony is shipping the new sensors by May so you can expect new phones bearing the sensor to be released Q4 of this year.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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