Backside-illuminated CMOS sensors can be found in everything from the Apple iPhone 4 and HTC Evo 4G to camcorders and point-and-shoots. Here's why you want one--and why you don't.
The new top-of-its-consumer-line model incorporates a 1-inch BSI sensor that outputs 4K/30p.
The Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II adds a tilting LCD and hot shoe for accessories, but swaps in a 1-inch BSI sensor.
Being a Sony product, it's not made from no-name parts; up front you'll find Carl Zeiss optics and behind that are a 16-megapixel Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor and a Bionz processor.
A refresh of 2010's Z981, the Max features a 30x wide-angle zoom and a BSI CMOS sensor.
Image sensor makers are putting their best foot forward with a technique called backside illumination, and it's catching on. Also, Sony details BSI chips for phones.
Sony's latest megazooms feature 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensors, full HD movie capture, 3-inch high-resolution LCDs, and, of course, long lenses.
Featuring its own Isocell technology, Samsung has revealed some more information on the image sensor found inside the Galaxy S5.
With a lot of new technology but some interesting implementation choices, you should keep your eye on the Samsung NX1.
The newest addition to its enthusiast compact line seems targeted at drawing buyers away from Sony's RX100 II.