8 megapixel CMOS in Samsung Mobile phones soon

Yes. That’s right. An 8 megapixel 28 x 15.3 x 8.5mm CMOS into a camera that will be available by the end of this year.


Now for some technical gyan:

The new camera phone module will be 10 percent smaller than present phone modules, and will feature low-light ISO 1600 sensitivity and F2.6 focal length, anti-shake function, face detection technology, and an automated shoot mode that is activated by silly, smiling faces (similar to the smile-shutter feature in some Sony Cyber-shots).

All said, some experts argue that mobile CMOS modules cannot match the quality of larger digital camera CMOS modules and CCDs; even if the chip were to deliver higher pixels, it would still get much lesser light than normal camera CMOS modules. Still others are of the view that Samsung’s camera lenses will not allow for better quality images than say Sony’s camera lenses despite the 8MP output size.