artnaz: That stacked sensor sounds impressive, and I'm sure it has some benefits compared to a BSI sensor. However, I don't see the technical difference. With BSI, you have the circuitry behind the photodiodes ('backside illumination'), which means that the photodiodes receive almost all photons. I see this as a layer underneath the photodiodes layer.
This 'stacked CMOS' separates also by definition the circuitry and the photodiodes in two layers...
I must be wrong somewhere, or some information is missing. Can anybody contribute to this?
This article should help:http://image-sensors-world.blogspot.com/2012/01/sony-announces-stacked-bsi-sensor.html
sapple: My joby pro plate does the same thing and is both cheap and already on the market.
I've been considering buying one of those Joby plates. How comfortable is it when holding the camera in a vertical/portrait grip?