C-mos again and again

Given that the mobile market is still key for the CIS industry, saturation of the number of handsets is a potential threat. Yet this is offset by the increasing number of cameras per unit. The global CIS market will therefore maintain a % compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the 2016-2022 period due to the introduction of dual and 3D cameras. These additional cameras are propelled by changing industry drivers from form factor and image quality to interactivity. This is a big transformation, moving from imaging to sensing and user interface! Yole has just released a new report, Status of the CIS industry  providing all the details of the evolution of the image sensor industry.

Last night, I happened to be perusing a popular photo-blogger’s site, in which he praises Nikon’s new D600 (yes, a CMOS-based camera) and reports “unbeaten” image quality.  Accompanying his post is a sample image taken at high ISO, which is simply — how can I put this delicately — atrocious .  More precisely, when you click into the higher resolution file, you are greeted by a muddy and flat arrangement of pixels devoid of detail or microcontrast.

C-Mos Again and AgainC-Mos Again and AgainC-Mos Again and AgainC-Mos Again and Again