iPhone 4S camera manufactured by Sony

Summary:Take a special look at the technology needed to deliver 8 megapixel images and 1080p video at 30 fps.

The guys at Chipworks have been busy tearing down the new 8 megapixel camera found inside Apple's new iPhone 4S.

Using an infrared microscope that can look through the structure into the base layers, Chipworks discovered these die marking hidden several layers below the surface:

iPhone 4S camera manufactured by Sony

Image credit: Chipworks


Think that's an awesome shot? Take a look at this X-ray cross-section of the camera. This is the technology needed to deliver 8 megapixel images and 1080p video at 30 fps:

Image creditChipworks

I encourage you to take a look at the high-res image of that X-ray cross-section ... it's absolutely gorgeous.

Topics: Smartphones, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility


Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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