Sony’s done gone and developed a new back-illuminated CMOS designed to improve the state of your casual camerawork. Traditional units mount a merged pixel-sensor and circuit on a supporting substrate — the innovation here is to produce the two separately and layer them without any additional material. This makes manufacturing easier and without a mount, you’re able to lever-in bigger kit into the same space. It’s also packing HDR Movie, which like the still-image version, will produce better moving pictures in tricky light. An eight-megapixel version will ship to cellphone producers in March, with a 13-megapixel edition following in June and if Sony’s really successful, it might earn enough to buy a copy of Photoshop rather than producing release images in MS Paint.