Tomoyuki Suzuki, Senior Vice-President, Sony, Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan said that:
“…Recently, a 10M pixel CMOS image sensor with high image quality, providing more than 70dB dynamic range, and high-speed read-out of 576M pixels/s (10M pixels at 50 frames/s) has been developed. This sensor can also be operated in a 6M pixel mode at 60 frames/s with a 16:9 aspect
ratio. This imager has been realized using two important technologies: the column ADC, and the back-illuminated structure.
…In the future, the performance of the digital camera is expected to improve tremendously with the evolution of the CMOS image sensor. There are many â€œkey milestonesâ€ in this evolution, such as â€œ3Dâ€, â€œ4KÃ—2Kâ€, â€œglobal shutterâ€, and so on.”