Samsung Touts Smallest 8.4 megapixel CMOS Image Sensor

Samsung 8.4 megapixel CMOS Image Sensor

Samsung currently holds the bragging rights for the world’s smallest 8.4-megapixel CMOS image sensor. Samsung says it has developed the tiny chip for use in camera phones, digital cameras and video camcorders. It boasts a 1.4μm (micrometer, a millionth of a meter) pixel design.

Of course, you know what they say about very tiny pixels in tight spaces; they invariably produce noisy pictures because they’re closely packed.

Not so, says Samsung. The new CIS chip provides a high signal to noise ratio (SNR), a key measure of overall image quality, and its high resolution is achieved by implementing advanced light sensing features and minimized noise levels.

One other good thing about the new sensor, Samsung says, is its low power consumption. The new CIS only uses one-tenth the power of a CCD image sensor, so it should quickly replace CCDs in all three key applications – mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders, according to Samsung.

[Site: Samsung.com]

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

Kodak Instamatic M6 Movie Camera f1.8 Zoom Lens Model 1 Light Untested Vintage picture
Kodak Instamatic M6 Movie Camera f1.8 Zoom Lens Model 1 Light Untested Vintage
Vintage Zeiss Ikon Ikophot Light Meter w/Case & Brass Chain picture
Vintage Zeiss Ikon Ikophot Light Meter w/Case & Brass Chain
LIGHT BAR by Bell + Howell 720 Lumens LED 16.5
LIGHT BAR by Bell + Howell 720 Lumens LED 16.5" Multi-Purpose Home and Garden...
ARGUS C3 BRICK RANGEFINDER CAMERA with 50mm Lens LC-3 Light Meter picture
ARGUS C3 BRICK RANGEFINDER CAMERA with 50mm Lens LC-3 Light Meter
Vintage Light Meter GE in Leather Case picture
Vintage Light Meter GE in Leather Case