So we know who won the football, but how did the Exmor sensor technology fare? Since that was the whole reason Sony’s marketing boffins came up with the global Twilight Football event, it’s probably important to mention.
We spent most of the day using the new slimline DSCTX1 — Sony’s most recent point-and-shoot camera. As expected, the talk of the day was the much hyped Twilight feature, which allows you to capture images in low-light without the use of a finicky flash. The key, so we’re told, is the positioning of the CMOS chip. As opposed to being placed behind the wiring, as is often the case with conventional cameras, the chip in the DSCTX1 is placed in front. This increases the camera’s light-sensitive region making it more than twice as sensitive as conventional cameras. And the results speak for themselves.