Toshiba has announced a new 13-megapixel CMOS sensor for smartphones and tablets for taking slow motion videos. Dubbed the T4K82, not really a catchy name but we digress, the sensor is capable of capturing Full-HD 1920×1080 resolution video at 240 frames per second. To make high-speed video possible with such a tiny 8.5×8.5mm sensor size, Toshiba added “Bright Mode” technology, which boosts image brightness up to four times.
We’re slightly worried that this might just washout the final movie, but essentially what Toshiba has done is put a fancy name in front of increasing the ISO sensitivity. The Japanese electronics firm explains that it’s increased the sensitivity of each pixel by doubling the electrical charge on the sensor. From the attached specs it seems the new smartphone camera chip can also record 4K video in a 3840 x 2160 resolution at 30fps.