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New sensor and interface makes 8.1MP camera in Sony Ericsson Xperia arc a strong shooter

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New sensor and interface makes 8.1MP camera in Sony Ericsson Xperia arc a strong shooter
Many cell phone buyers take a look at a handset's rear camera when kicking the tires. The problem is that the would-be buyers are often looking at the wrong thing. Most think that the larger the number of  Megapixels, the better the pictures taken, but there are other parts of the camera that are more important in producing a better photograph. 

Sony Ericsson has replaced the old camera sensor with the Exmor R, a new technology that moves the camera's light sensors in front of the diode wiring. This allows for pictures to be taken in low-light conditions inside, eliminating blur and helping the camera focus on the subject. The camera's lens is now set with an aperture of f/2.4 which lets more light in to hit the sensor when you're taking a photo. Snapshots can now be taken by candlelight and still come out looking great. Take a look at the video below which was recorded using the camera on an arc. To better judge the quality of the camera, set your playback to 720p and expand the playback to full screen.

The Sony Ericsson arc will also include a new UI that allows the user to pick among different types of photos and allows for more control over the HD video capture. The new UI also allows the user faster access to certain settings and greater control over the flash.

 So while others keep playing the number game with cell phone cameras, you know that the best way to judge the shooter on an handset is to look at the pictures and judge for yourself if a certain model takes the quality of photographs you want.

source: SonyEricsson via androinica

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posted on 18 Jan 2011, 19:13

1. xmguy11 (unregistered)

I wish Motorola would use this on their future cameras on the Droid line!

posted on 18 Jan 2011, 21:49

2. baztah (Posts: 29; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

If only this Phone got a FFC, it would be perfect for me.

posted on 18 Jan 2011, 22:54

3. ella (unregistered)

if this is true, i would love to see its new exmor r sensor against nokia n86's variable aperture which apparently can beat samsung's variable aperture (pixon12). i also would like to see it against nokia n8's nd filter and of course, to other high-end 8mp cameraphones out there.

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 01:51

5. Reza (unregistered)

Have you guys seen that he doesn't actually show us the picture he takes of his camera setup.

Pause at 2:17 and then at 3:08 you will notice that he just selects a previously taken shot, well done indeed. ^^

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