August 6, 2009

Sony Debuts World’s First Digital Cameras With Back-Illuminated “Exmor R” Sensor

Sony today announced Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 and TX1 first ever digital cameras to use back illuminated ‘Exmor R’ CMOS sensors. The new Exmor R CMOS sensors provide greater light sensitivity by illuminating the backside of the silicon substrate, in contrast to conventional CMOS image sensors based on front illumination technology. The new technology significantly enhances imaging characteristics, including nearly twofold sensitivity and low noise. Read More

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