New Nexus camera sensors

+Nexus​​​​ 5X and 6P cameras are indeed based on a large sensor, and choosing this characteristic appear to be indeed legitimately at the expense of OIS.
The IMX377 is a 1/2.3 type: 7.81mm diagonal

In comparison, the Galaxy S6/Edge/Edge+/Note 5, LG G4, is 1/2.6: 6.828 mm (in 16:9)

It's the same sensor diagonal size albeit in 4:3 than the 16:9 1/2.3 type in the Z1 to Z5, which don't have OIS either.

More sensor sizes in phones:

Note: 1/2.3 for 4:3 format is more surface area than 1/2.3 for 16:9 as this metric characterize the diagonal and not the surface area that captures light which evolves at the height x width (aka square)

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Sony Global – Products IMX377
Sony Image Sensor for Camera

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François Simond

Mobile engineer & analyst specialized in, display, camera color calibration, audio tuning

6 thoughts on “New Nexus camera sensors”

  1. +Leo Zen I think that currently it's smarter to take a sensor as large as possible so you can still fit an OIS in the camera module like Samsung and LG chose.

    Going just a bit larger and losing the OIS: sure, you get slightly better cleaner image at all ISOs but the most common issue with mobile photography is hand-shaking in low light and you lose a lot more without OIS than what you gain in noise with a slightly larger sensor.

    Basically, slightly larger sensor is better for low-light with moving subjects while smaller sensor with OIS is better for any other type of low-light.

  2. +Miguel Silva software stabilization can be excellent for video, especially when it can use accelerometers' & gyroscope sensor as data input.
    This way it's able to stabilize on all axis, not based on the image content itself (which introduce artifacts that'll make you sick real fast) but on the actual camera movement.
    Its only shortcoming compared to OIS is in low-light, as motion blur creeps in in some frames due to longer exposure time.

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