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iPhone 5 rumored to have 8MP camera

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Apr 2011 17:23 User comments (4)

iPhone 5 rumored to have 8MP camera 9to5 has reported this weekend that Sony's CEO Howard Stringer has implied that the Apple iPhone 5 (or another Apple iOS device) will be getting an 8MP camera.
Said the CEO:

Our best sensor technology is built in one of the (tsunami) affected factories. Those go to Apple for their iPhones…or iPads. Isn’t that something? They buy our best sensors from us?

At the moment, Apple doesn't buy any sensors from Sony, but there have been rumors that the company has been looking to drop OmniVision in favor of a different supplier.

The likely sensor is the new Exmor R, which is in the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and features improved technology for low light situations.

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4 user comments

12.4.2011 21:37

Yeah...isn't that something...their best sensors are only 8MP.

23.4.2011 21:01

ummmm "so what" lol its acutally expected.

you are gonna start seeing phones with higher MP cameras. who wants a crappy 3mb camera on there phone lol.

33.4.2011 23:20

Now the new products all pursue a excellent camera as a wireless security cameras

416.4.2011 2:15

C'mon, putting a camera sensor in a thin device such as an iPad or iPhone is a lot different than putting it into a camera. You run smack into the laws of physics.

Today's handhelds are thinner than most cameras, and can't spring for expensive lenses. As a result, you can only focus on a much smaller area in a handheld than you can in a camera. Trying to jam a lot more pixels in such a small area very quickly reaches a point where the image is degraded. 8MP may be the maximum pixel count we see in handhelds for a long time.

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