towards a larger photo sensor

towards a larger photo sensor
towards a larger photo sensor

Sylvain PICHOT
– published on 06/19/2024 at 4:30 p.m.

While the most advanced smartphones today feature photo sensors that can reach 1 inch as on the Oppo Find In the coming months.

Sony is one of the leading suppliers of sensors for smartphones. However, it is the competition that dominates this market despite repeated efforts by the Japanese brand to shine in the field of photography. Indeed, the sensor is not everything and image processing also plays a predominant role, so much so that currently, it is the Huawei Pura 70 Ultra which is considered the best smartphone for photos. With such a sensor, this would allow the Japanese manufacturer to close its gap with the competition in terms of mobile photography. Consider that the larger the size of the sensor, the better its ability to capture light. A decisive advantage for obtaining detailed and low-noise shots, particularly in low light conditions.

Sony Xperia 1 VI

The Xperia 1 VII would thus follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, the 65 inch for iPhone 15 Pro.

Towards a new reference in photography?

If this attractive technical sheet is confirmed, the Xperia 1 VII would have serious arguments to establish itself as a serious contender for the top steps of the podium for smartphone photos. Its huge main sensor would not only allow it to excel in low light, but also to offer more pronounced natural bokeh and better dynamic range.

Enough to satisfy demanding photographers, provided that Sony optimizes its software processing to make the most of this extraordinary component. The manufacturer will also have to be careful not to sacrifice the compactness of the device, a larger sensor requiring larger optics and a photo module.

However, we will have to wait for the official presentation of the Xperia 1 VII, probably within a few months, to see if Sony makes this major progress a reality. One thing is certain: in a market where photography has become an essential criterion, this would revive interest in the Xperia series, eclipsed in recent years by the big names in the sector despite constant efforts in terms of innovation. It will also remain to be known the price of the device knowing that Sony offers prices which are not particularly affordable.

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