View Full Version : Backside illumination (BSI)

28th April 2011, 01:44 PM
An article in metro today on backside illumination (BSI) [I kid you not].

"BSI technology turbo-charges the chip’s pixel performance making it much easier to take quality pictures in poorly illuminated conditions. The chips are faster and move data much quicker, a feature useful for digital video recordings.

It also improves the ‘fill factor’ – the percentage of each pixel used to gather light – to reach up to 100 per cent.

These factors add up to a huge potential increase in digital camera quality."

Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/861876-cheaper-chips-could-signal-the-end-of-poor-quality-digital-photography.