Sony is about to debut a potentially game-changing new image sensor

Sony Xperia 1 V billboard in Hong Kong
(Image credit: Weibo)

The Sony Xperia 1 V is about to launch on May 11, and according to advertising in Hong Kong, it'll feature a brand new type of image sensor. Refreshingly, we're not just talking about an even higher megapixel count, or a slightly larger sensor size, but rather a whole new CMOS sensor architecture.

(Image credit: Weibo)

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.