Toshiba Announces 20MP Sensor For 2013 DSCs
Snapshot digital cameras are going to see the next big upgrade in maximum image resolution with the first mass market 20MP CMOS sensors hitting the market in 2013.
Toshiba said that its 20 MP TCM5115CL sensor will become available in volume in August 2013, in indicating that compact digital cameras will jump from an average of 12 to 16 MP resolution to 20MP by the end of next year.
The sensor leverages a pixel size of 1.2 micrometers and is promised to deliver a frame rate of 30 fps at 20 MP, 60 fps at 1080p and 100 fps at 720p. Toshiba said that it intends to capture 30 percent share of the image sensor market by 2015.