Tuesday, October 19, 2010

sony-ericson back in the game with 16mp cam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Exactly a year after developing the 16.2-megapixel CMOS sensor for cellphones, Sony Ericsson has introduced the same in the form of S006 smartphone. This is a substantial jump from the current 12MP ceiling for cellphone cameras. With value for money brands incorporating 12MP cameras, this jump in pixel density gives Sony Ericsson a much needed edge in the high-end phone market.

The CMOS sensor on the S006 includes proprietary Exmor R image engine which is capable of ISO 12800 sensitivity levels. Also on the cards is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, inbuilt FM, GPS navigation enabled by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor mated to Sony Ericcson's own mobile OS.

I really doubt the logic behind incorporating a cellphone camera of such a high pixel density, especially considering the limited storage space on cellphones. Ones who know photography are aware that image quality isn't defined by pixel density alone, but a function of other factors like sensor accuracy and lens quality. However, a 16MP camera will still give bragging rights to many, which pretty much sums up the mindset of the smartphone buying demographic.