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New Sony CMOS promises higher resolution on smaller sensor

Marc Perton

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Sony has rolled out a new CMOS that the company claims will be able to pack more pixels into smaller sensors without degrading image quality. The ClearVid sensor, already available in some Sony camcorders, rotates pixels 45 degrees, which Sony says allows the company to squeeze more pixels onto a small sensor without shrinking the pixels. If the technique (which is also used by Fuji in its SuperCCD) catches on, we may see 10-megapixel compact cameras that actually take decent pictures.

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