Iphone 7 plus camera sensor 1/2.6"

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  1. Techman82 macrumors member

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    Anyone know the sensor size of the camera, it looks to be 1/2.6" or 1/2.7" we know it's sony made
     
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    Primary camera is 1/3"
     
  3. Techman82 thread starter macrumors member

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    Just when you look at the chipworks teardown it shows a die size of 32.3 mm2 vs 29.1 mm2 for the 6s, also if you look at the 1/2.6" sensor on the galaxy s6 it has die size of 33.2 mm2, thats why i was wondering if it could be 1/2.6" or 1/2.7".
     
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    S7, S7 Edge, Note 7 use a Sony IMX260 or Samsung S5K2L1 sensor. Assuming they are pretty much the same, the Sony IMX260 in the Chipworks S7 Edge teardown measured in at 37.1mm^2 You were right about the iPhone 7 camera, it is indeed 32.3mm^2. The 6s/SE camera is 29.1mm^2, I wonder if the difference is because the 7 camera has OIS.
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    Also, keep in mind that the Galaxy S6 camera was a 16:9 aspect ratio instead of 4:3. The S7 is now 4:3 just like the iPhone has always been
     
  5. Techman82 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well it's definitely a bigger sensor and closer to being 1/2.6" sensor than a 1/3 sensor, would 16:9 matter though?
     
  6. se1000 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe it's not using the whole die stack as the exposed area? It's definitely rated as a 1/3" sensor with the same pixel size as the 6s/SE

    Yes the aspect ratio absolutely matters because when you express a sensor size, it's measured in the corner to corner diagonal. It also matters in the end product because before the S7, you ended up with a 16:9 image, so if you preferred a more normal ratio you had to crop some of the image.

    In any case, regardless of the die measurement, the sensor size is 1/3" for the iPhone 7
     
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    Really i don't know much about cameras or sensors but 16:9 or ois shouldn't matter when its just multiply the length by the height for the die size of the image plate.
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    Ok so it seems that a 1/2.6" sensor is 16:9 so that is out, but a 1/2.7" sensor is 4:3 and would be in line with the die size of the 7 main camera
     

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