Sony's Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensor Increases Sensitivity, Reduces Noise Dramatically

Sony has developed a new CMOS technology that may revolutionize consumer video camcorders and cameras: a 5-megapixel, 60 frames per second back-illuminated sensor. As you can see in this test image, the sensor nearly duplicates light sensitivity while reducing the signal-to-noise ratio. The idea is apparently simple,… »6/11/08 7:20am6/11/08 7:20am