Next Sony DSLR: with the new Exmor R CMOS Sensor?

Rumors are spreading around the Internet that the new Sony DLSRs may have Sony's Exmor R CMOS Sensor that debuted in the HDR-CX520VE/505VE Handycam line.

The new “Exmor R” CMOS Sensor is twice as sensitive as conventional CMOS sensors thanks to back-illuminated technology that places metal wiring beneath the photo diode instead of above it. Since light is used more efficiently, you can enjoy smoother movement in action sequences and higher image quality in dark conditions such as night scenes.

Two modes are provided for shooting in extremely dark conditions. You can choose the LOW LUX mode when shooting in dim lighting such as candlelight (minimum subject luminance: 3 lux). Or use NightShot in complete darkness, such as to capture wild animals without scaring them away.


More info on the Exmor R CMOS sensor available here.

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