Toshiba Launches 16MP CMOS Image Sensor


Toshiba has released the new 16MP BSI CMOS image sensor, T4KC3 that realizes 30fps at full-resolution output with power consumption of 240mW or lower.

Key features of the new image sensor include optical size of 1/2.7-inch HD video capture at 240fps, Bright Mode technology to enhance image brightness up to 4 times and natural image capturing by HDR under high contrast conditions.

Toshiba 16MP BSI CMOS image sensor T4KC3

Toshiba 16MP BSI CMOS image sensor T4KC3

In addition, the new sensor features a 16Kbit OTP, which can store lens shading correction data for 4 conditions at maximum, such as indoors and outdoors, daylight and sunset.

According to the company, the advancement of the Phase-Detection Auto-Focus has allowed users to achieve faster focusing than conventional auto-focusing, which has resulted into smartphones capturing high quality images and videos.

The sample shipments are expected to start from September 2015. The company is expected to start mass production of the image sensor from December 2015 with 2 million units per month. The sample price is pegged at 1700 yen (approx. Rs. 870).

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