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.
The latest phone-camera hybrid from Samsung will be available in Australia later this year, according to the company.
The German government doles out common-sense advice on using Windows 8 and TPM 2.0 chips in conjunction, but it's distorted by some observers into wild claims of "back doors."