Sony announces a 12-megapixel camera module
There’s more, in the shown specs we noticed, that all three of the Exmor modules are going to support Full HD video capture, which also matches Ericsson’s plans. Hey, we just got even more impatient!
source: Sony (translated) via Akihabara News
1. 3Zs (unregistered)
what the hell, when is this gonna stop, a 12mp pic!! what is that, 6mb per pic, seriously whats the use of this in a phone. give us 5 face recognition, better flash, better algorithms, more effects. I dont want to take a pic for a billboard with my phone. let the MP rest already
With higher resolution screens going into phones they have to up the MP in the cameras so you don't have a horrible looking picture on your beautiful screen.
Dude... A 1024*768 phone (no way man...) would only display 0.768 MP. What the **** are you talking about??
10. GTR83 (unregistered)
At least it has HD video recording.
I agree! They keep upgrading camera but some keep the physical memory the same. They need to work on phone processors and memory. What good will the camera work if the core function of the phone is stuck in the past. Software is getting cool but some phones lock up or restart because they can't handle the speed of the software or the user.
yo, who commented first. u no some people like to take a lot of pics wit there phone. son this is a good phone for them.
You obviusly have no understanding of cameras...just becasue its 12 mp and you could blow it up the size of a skyscrapper does not have anything to do with how the picture will actually turn out. Take your 12 mp camera in a dark setting with a POS flash and then tell him how great it is.
im surprised... no "when is this coming to vzw?" comment...
I like Verizon but I have to predict NEVER! Sony Ericsson only makes GSM phones and VZW's primary network is CDMA. VZW releasing hybrid CDMA/GSM phones but Sony still doesn't have any current production with CDMA networks.
All these SE big plans seem a little too optimistic to me.
8. bornlikethis38 (unregistered)
I'm fine with getting the megapixals up to as high as possible, but i see that dudes point. The prices for these phones will be horrendous. I think people are just greedy. A 5 megapixal picture looks the same to me as a 12. If you are going to waste your money trying to take professional quality photos with your phone, you are just a poser, thinking your a photographer. I want longer battery life. thats something that's important.
9. Rocco Ruthless (unregistered)
As someone who is on Photoshop/Illustrator for several hours a day, but does not always have a camera with me, this is a godsend. I'll gladly pay the higher price. (more pixels have nothing to do with image quality if it already exceeds the screen resolution limit, btw) .. absolutely necessary for photo-manipulation however. This is not something that applies to most end users. May not be practical for the general public.. except as a marketing gimmick I suppose. Bigger and "better" does sell product, no doubt about that.
12. bornlikethis38 (unregistered)
I'll give this round to you. I guess in certain professions or hardcore hobbyists that do something with photography. it would be useful to carry around a compact high-res camera all the time as not to waste pocket space or carry around a camera bag. I'm thinking about dumb rich kids who think they are automatically real photographers with their 1000 dollar camera phone.
11. az (unregistered)
this is madness.... 12 mpx is to much for compact camera..... pixel density is the most important think.... this is marketing madness
Maddness you say? THIS IS SPARTA!!!!
hahaha nice one
17. Rocky (unregistered)
haha...awesome.....it will be more better if sony can create a 12mp walkmen series phone..............