Sony Honami cameraphone detailed further: glass/metal body, larger sensor than the Nokia N8

Sony Honami cameraphone detailed further: glass/metal body, larger sensor than the Nokia N8

More details on the hotly anticipated Sony Honami cameraphone leaked, and they jibe with what we've been reading on dedicated forum threads - namely that the sensor will be smaller than the Nokia 808 PureView 1/1.2" unit, but larger than the 1/1.83" piece in the Nokia N8, for instance.

The Honami is expected to feature a 20 MP stacked Exmor RS sensor with 1/1.6" size, which still makes it huge for a smartphone, meaning it will be able to soak much more photons in, bringing in better low-light shots, hopefully akin to a Cyber-shot camera. Some of you noted in our previous post about the Honami that the rumor it will use Carl Zeiss lens is likely fake, since the company has Nokia signed up as exclusive, and it seems to ring true, as the Honami lens is now purported to be of the Cybershot G variety instead.

The breathtaking details don't stop here, though - there might be Xenon and/or dual LED flash that will be much brighter than what we have in typical smartphones, as well as new software processing algorithms, and new interface, taking hints from the Cyber-shot camera range. There's no word on optical zoom or image stabilization tech inside for now.

As for the phone itself, the source claims it will be a glass/metal fusion with carbon fiber thrown in for "Sony Japan's most beautiful smartphone design ever," and, while around 10 mm thick, it won't have a hump of the N8 or 808 magnitude, not that we would mind if it means the best camera on Android. When there's smoke, there's fire, and we can't wait.

source: VR-Zone

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52 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

This is it! This is it! The Sony Honami is gonna be a BLAST! Oh, and don't forget the Nokia EOS! Sony always make me believe and Nokia connects (attracts) me!

23. yudi.nemesis unregistered

yeah I agree with you. This year will be the best year to replace my old devices GS2 with Sony Honami Nokia E6-00 with Nokia EOS 1. Big sensor, Sony G lens (the quality is about on par with Carl zeiss), Powerful flash, but the greatest thing is new software processing algorithms, and new interface, taking hints from the Cyber-shot camera range. 2. A glass/ metal fusion with carbon fiber thrown in for "Sony Japan's most beautiful smartphone design ever," 3. Walkman audio chip 4. Great quality display Triluminos, JDI whitemagic, or IZGO With those spec it will be the most All rounded Devices. And Only Nokia EOS can be better since Nokia have bigger Sensor, great quality Carl Zeiss lens, and great software ''No More plastic Toy For Me'' hahaha....

25. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

Again d plastic toy.. Many are exctd w/ this sony's device, including me. But pls stop bashing other company, ur immature

33. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Don't worry kid i'm not bashing samsung. Its just another complains from Samsung Galaxy S2 User

26. XperiaUser unregistered

but i doubt what price tag it will get ;)

34. yudi.nemesis unregistered

I know the rumours said the price point is about $800-$1000. But i'm ok with that ^_^ Honami is not for everyone i think Sony just want to show what they really can do. By 2014 Sony will be full power so they will release high quality product from low end to high end devices. one of those rumours devices is 5'' entry level Quad core with Stylus. So next year Sony will make everybody happy.

31. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Wow, you have two phones? AWESOME! Oh, and by the way, you said "plastic toy" a lot of times, are you talking about Samsung? Hahaha.......why hate plastic?

32. yudi.nemesis unregistered

i'm just lucky that i have enough money. Plastic is good material but when the construction of the phone sucks and you have used high quality device before. You will never happy when you have smartphone that the quality is on par with some plastic toy. I never hate plastic but i hate samsung build quality soo BAD....

35. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I agree with you! Plastic is not bad, but the build quality on Samsung phones are BAD!

45. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Ignore HTC, Samsung and LG. The real champions are the upcoming intel devices.

49. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh, ok! :)

41. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

more than half the people here dont even understand the meaning of bigger sensor.

46. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

i need EOS.................looks like Honami will have 16mp or 20mp camera.

48. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

EOS and Honami are best friends! lol

2. roldxx

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

i squirted XD

3. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Sony used to promise a lot of things and never lived up to the hype. After almost 3 years they came up with something comparable (on paper, at least) to N8, which is far behind current camera flagship, 808./L920 A few days before Nokia announces PureView stage 3 which will probably re-take the crown from 808. Wow, sony. With that pace you will conquer the market.

10. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Sony has good sensors, but failed to optimize them.

15. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

N8 had 1/1.83 for 12MP, but this Honami has 1/6 for 20MP, that means the individual pixels is still smaller. Probably only comparable to point and shoots who have around 1/2 to 1/2.3 sensor size but has 12-16MP. I actually doubt the photos will be very good when compared to 808 PureView (which has even smaller pixels but oversampling makes up for it) but better than many smartphones nonetheless. Thumbs up for metal and carbon fiber build .

43. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

i think you don't understand what you're writing.

52. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

How about this? http://imageshack.us/f/708/b5fn.jpg/ This is honami sample. I dare you and the hamster guy to comment about it. That hamster guy didn't comment till nw. This honami ''small'' sensor looks great even on par with lumia 1020 that has ''bigger'' sensor. Sony doesn't need a big sensor to produce nice images unlike nokia

4. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Camera means nokia!!!

30. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

LOL! I can't remember when photographers started to use nokia instead of canon or nikon... ;-) serioulsy, the only true nokia cameraphones were the n8 and 808, while the Lumias are just normal phones, if not underperforming. The 920 is good only in low light thanks to the optical stabilizer, but in daylight results are not good at all and can't compete wit the best in class, in this moment iphone 5s and galaxy s4, and a very interesting htc one. But even the "old" gs3 easily beats the 920 in daylight... just check the million tests on the web!

37. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

You totally forgot N82 and N86. N82 was one of the first 5MP shooters with Xenon flash, and N86 had multi-aperture. You need to try harder if you want to troll. Everyone is referring to phone cameras here.

50. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

don't require too much from this troll..he thinks that mobile technology has erected when android 2.3 was unveiled. Guys like him don't even know what variable aperture, n86 or Nokia's cameraphone history are. And they just can't swallow the fact that Nokia is the most technologically advanced company when it comes to camera modules. Just to mentionm: n95, n82, n86 (thanks to variable aperture, because in my opinion n82 makes better photos), n8, 808. Lumia-yes, it excells only in low light and when you're making film thanks to its superb OIS (look at htc one..it has "faster" OIS but videos looks crappy compared to Lumia) but now Nokia is going to merge all these technologies in one beautiful device.

5. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Good, but not enough, I still think Nokia And Sony should get the better pone-cameras on the market! Sony are doing great right now but Im still on Nokia pureview tech

6. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

The proper camera phone. Not like a galaxy camera..

13. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

Is galaxy camera intended to be a phone?

21. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

In a way, yes. Why would you put quad core, android, and 3g onto a camera..

24. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

Yah half phone but not a phone actually coz u cant make a phone call

27. XperiaUser unregistered

it will 10 mm thick so probably it will a proper camera phone

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