Toshiba Corporation today announced the launch of "T4K37", a 1.12µm, 13 Megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor with color noise reduction (CNR). Mass production starts today.
The integrated CNR circuit makes it possible for the product, fabricated with the industry's smallest class 1.12µm pixel process, to achieve the same signal-to-noise ratio as equivalent products fabricated with 1.4µm pixel process.
The T4K37 also incorporates a high dynamic range (HDR) function that faithfully reproduces dark and bright areas in high contrast images. The product's high frame rate of 30 fps at full resolution reduces delays in imaging, resulting in less shutter lag, and allows continuous shooting.
The T4K37 is a 13M-pixel CMOS color image sensor.
It has a pixel array of 3120 (V) × 4208 (H) and satisfies the 1/3.07-inch optical format. The T4K37 has a pixel size of 1.12 µm × 1.12 µm. It maintains the low power consumption advantage of a CMOS process without compromising the 30-fps speed and offers excellent color reproduction by the use of a color noise filter. These features make the T4K37 ideal for cell phone and smartphone applications.