Sony says that phone cameras will reach the level of DSLR cameras in the next few years
Sony He believes that the image quality of smartphone cameras will exceed the quality of DSLR cameras in the near future. Teroshi Shimizu, the president and CEO of Semiconductor Solutions (SSS), recently said at the company’s business briefing that in the next few years, the images taken with camera phones will probably be better than those recorded by DSLR cameras.
As TechSpot pointed out, a combination of a larger aperture and advanced image sensor technology will be effective in achieving this goal. The Nikkei report specifically mentions the double-layer transistor pixel technology and artificial intelligence processing that effectively doubles the brightness of each pixel.
Sony introduced its double-layer transistor technology last year. Traditional CMOS image sensors put both photodiodes and pixel transistors on the same substrate, but the company’s new technology puts them on different substrates. According to the mentioned company, the mentioned technology will lead to the improvement of the dynamic range and the reduction of noise, and the result of all these changes will be the improvement of the image quality.
- Sony IMX800 sensor of 1/1.49 inch size and resolution It uses 54 megapixel
- Sony’s Xperia 1 IV’s 12-megapixel main camera sensor is no different from the previous two generations
As the Tekradar website also points out, smartphone cameras and independent digital cameras They have been moving in the opposite direction for some time. Despite the trend of improving smartphone camera quality, more people are switching to smartphone cameras than dedicated cameras or not buying standalone cameras in the first place; Because the quality of the images of today’s smartphone cameras is sometimes even equal to the samples recorded with DSLR cameras.