ChipWork Teardown Reveals Sony Sensor at the Hear of the iPhone 5's Improved Camera
ChipWorks took a closer look at the iPhone 5ís imaging sensor and confirmed what many suspected after Sony CEO Howard Stringerís comments earlier this year.
Sony is supplying the imaging sensor in the iPhone 5.
For those not familiar with Sonyís imaging division, the company has been on a roll lately. The companyís sensors can be found in digital cameraís ranging from Nikonís flagship DSLRs (although heavily modified) to Olympusís OM-D E5, and supposedly Panasonicís recently announced GH3. Not to mention Sonyís own line of point and shoot cameras as well as their NEX line and Alpha DSLRís.
While Sonyís sensor is doing the rough legwork on the back of the camera, the front-facing camera utilizes a sensor from Sony competitor Omnivision. Sonyís 8-megapixel sensor used in the rear-facing camera features an overall thinner camera module while managing to increase low-light performance.
Appleís iPhone 5, while not the most jarring cosmetic change, is still a manufacturing and design feat, managing to increase performance in every facet and at the same time making the phone thinner and lighter. The rest of ChipWorks teardown and analysis will reveal more later this week.