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Sony patent reveals new curved camera sensor technology

Recently a new Sony patent was spotted describing a curved sensor technology. Having a curved sensor allows an increase in the lens performance and reduces the size of the lens.The most likely use of such a technology is in devices with fixed lenses like smartphones and tablets. In short, a curved sensor could lead to smaller and cheaper camera units. This should positively affect the price and size of the device it ends up in.

Source: sonyalpharumors.comAdded: 5 November 2012