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Sony smartphone camera sensor shoots at 1000fps

Apple, Google‘s phones and Samsung have long ruled the roost when it comes to slow-motion video, offering smooth 240fps support. Sure, we’ve seen the likes of Lenovo claim 960fps as a standard, but this was via ineffective software trickery.

Now, Sony has laid the foundation down for super slow-motion, announcing a new smartphone sensor capable of shooting at 1000fps.

“This newly developed sensor with DRAM delivers fast data readout speeds, making it possible to capture still images of fast-moving subjects with minimal focal plane distortion as well as super slow motion movies at up to 1000 frames per second (approximately 8x faster than conventional products) in full HD (1920×1080 pixels),” Sony wrote in a statement.

Sony’s new smartphone camera sensor offers incredible 1000fps video, but when will we actually see it in a device?

Otherwise, the sensor supports 4K recording, 60fps video and conventional 240fps slow-motion.

However, the real question is whether today’s smartphone chips are capable of processing a 1000fps video clip in the first place. After all, the Snapdragon 821 and 835 top out at 240fps as well as 4K/30fps.

Check out a sample below.

Featured image: Sony Xperia XZ


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Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings over seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat. More