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Sony’s press release claims that their new Exmor R back illuminated CMOS sensor can provide twice the sensitivity of “cameras with traditional image sensors.” To do so, they simply took all of the camera guts (like wires and circuitry) that usually reside above the light-sensitive diodes and moved them behind the sensor. Both new models also support anti-motion blur tech, as well as the Sony BIONZ processor that combines six shots into a single image.

They both support Sony’s Sweep Panorama function, which takes 10 frames in a single second as you whip your camera around by hand (or tripod). The cams then stitch the photos together to make one big 7152×1080 image you can use as a background on your 3 monitor set-up.