Sony has recently launched its latest CMOS design, the IMX 586 that promises a leap in image quality. It is said to increase the resolution of an image to 48 effective megapixels (8000 X 5000). The pixels count is said to be the highest in the industry. The sensors will be the smallest available in the market with a size of 0.8 microns. Sony confirmed that it will get around this by using a quad Bayer colour filter array. The same will allow each pixel to use signals from four adjacent filters which will raise the light sensitivity equal to the 12-megapixel image with 1.6-micron pixels.
Source: The Verge