Toshiba Announces a New 13MP Sensor for 240fps Smartphone Video


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.

Via Image Sensors World

Photographer Captures Everyday Subway Scenes in Slow-Motion Videos

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Thoughtful, bored, tired, animated, busy, engrossed… These are only a few of the many faces we often miss in our everyday commute in the subway. Whether we’re waiting for the next train in New York’s Grand Central Station, in Berlin’s Alexanderplatz station, or in our own city’s, we rarely pay attention to everybody else around us as we go about our daily lives, our minds distracted with thoughts important to us. We often miss and dismiss those people, on the platform or aboard a passing train, even though for a few minutes, we’re sharing the same purpose–to safely reach our individual destinations.

To photographer Adam Magyar, however, these overlooked everyday scenes that play host to a diverse collection of faces and facial expressions in the subway, are fascinating subjects that he had to capture on camera. So armed with a customized Optronis high-speed camera, which he shot at 56 times the normal speed, he joined the throngs of commuters in the Grand Central Station, the Alexanderplatz, and Tokyo’s Shinjuku station. There he captured the scenes he encountered, along with the countless different windows into people’s thoughts and emotions, in a series of fascinating and, in a way, poetic slow motion videos, of which he has this to say:

An endless row of living sculptures brought together by the same subway line, the same direction, the same intention of taking the train to get caught and carried away by the urban flow. All their motions slowed down, they are graceful and stainless, holding their breath waiting for their train to pull into the station.

See his mesmerizing videos after the jump.

Via PetaPixel

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