This mobile phone sensor banishes blurred photos forever!

Prophesee Metavision
(Image credit: Prophesee)

French company Prophesee is promising that blurred mobile phone photos will become a thing of the past, with a new technology it has been developing with chip giant Qualcomm. 

The Metavision deblur system uses a secondary event camera sensor that can create pinsharp images of fast-moving subjects, even in total darkness. The sensor uses a new kind of pixel that only records when its sense change of movement - and does so continuously, unlike a traditional sensor that only records a limited number of times a second.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.