With mobile tech getting better the entire time, cameras on phones also improve. Today we don’t have to worry about poor photos from our phones as now many of them provide photos the same quality as digital cameras. Now the folks over at PhoneReviews point out that upcoming Samsung devices like the Galaxy S3 may come with a camera of 13 megapixels.
Motorola DROID RAZR HD skipped on 13MP shooter but it may be destined for Samsung Galaxy S4 (PhoneReviews)
This year alone, we had rumors that the Motorola DROID RAZR HD would feature a 13-megapixel camera. In fact, EXIF data also leaked of such a device in existence. Unfortunately when the DROID RAZR HD was announced, it still remained on 8MP like its predecessors.
Now Samsung have already said that they have started work on a next gen 13 megapixel back illuminated sensor, which they are calling S5K33L2. It is thought that this is destined to be in smartphones along with tablets in 2013 and therefore could be ready for putting into their next flagship phone – the Samsung Galaxy S4.
This new sensor would come with the 1/3.2” format with pixels of 1.1µ and this means in English that photos would have a resolution of 4208 x 3120 and capture of video at 30 FPS. The images would, according to Samsung have high contrast despite the fact that they would be shot at high frame rates.
The sensors on the cameras of Samsung are the most efficient energy wise in the smartphone market and ensure great battery life. More phone makers are going into point and shoot territory with their handsets and before long they will move into the lower end of DSLR too.
There is more to a great camera than just megapixels of course; the pixels also need to be smaller. generally this results in them not capturing as much light and the result is images of low quality.
The Nokia PureView 808 came with a 41 megapixel camera sensor; however it wasn’t a very pleasing design thanks to it running Symbian. The need for purchasing digital cameras has dropped thanks to phone technology. Do you use your phone as your main camera?