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OmniVision first to launch 8MP sensor for smartphones with 1.1 micron pixel

By - August 9, 2011 1 Picture
Smaller camera phones are on the horizon thanks to the development of a new backside-illuminated CMOS sensor, from mobile device imaging sensor manufacturer OmniVision. The OV8850 is said to be 20 percent thinner than any other 8 megapixel module currently on the market, and promises better quality images while also making improvements in power efficiency. The company's announcement has also added even more fuel to the iPhone 5 rumor mill. Read More
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Samsung files patent for liquid zoom lens

By - November 7, 2010 3 Pictures
Samsung has filed a patent for a new type of liquid lens that provides not only autofocus capability, but also true optical zoom capability. Liquid lenses, with their small form factor and lack of motors or moving parts, are ideal for use in compact cameras, phones, and other mobile devices. Where a conventional liquid lens may provide only autofocus, Samsung’s design uses two separately controllable liquid lenses in a single array to provide both functions. Read More
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Samsung's 8 mpx Memoir camera phone official premier

By - February 21, 2009 18 Pictures
Samsung Mobile and T-Mobile USA finally unveiled the mobile world's best unkept secret, the 8-megapixel touch-screen Memoir camera phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, using supermodel and photographer Helena Christensen as the celebrity spokeseperson and evangelist. The phone will be available exclusively through T-Mobile USA beginning February 25, 2009. Read More
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Samsung announces Pixon 8MP touch-screen camera phone

By - September 30, 2008 5 Pictures
Samsung is looking to satisfy consumers who want more than a second string performance from their mobile phone camera with the announcement of a new full-touch screen, 8-megapixel unit dubbed the Pixon. The slimline (13.8mm) design does look more like a camera than a phone and incorporates a number of features usually found only in the stand-alone camera realm such as face detection, shake-reduction and geo-tagging. The unit's 3.2 inch, 240x400 touch screen also enhances its photo browsing capability and with auto-focus, dual power LED Flash, a music player, FM Radio, Bluetooth connectivity and video recording at 30 fps (720 x 480) including slow motion playback, it looks to be another useful example of convergence in the mobile handset market. Read More
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Nine megapixel camera phone module announced

By - September 22, 2008 1 Picture
These days in-built cameras are very much a standard accessory for mobile phones, and it's an area where the bar just keeps on getting higher. In the latest news, Digital Imaging Systems has launched the first ever 9 megapixel camera module for mobile phones. Designed so that handset manufacturers can upgrade without hardware change, the DIS6931 is an all in one still camera module that includes auto-focus, high quality lenses, mechanical shutter and a neutral density filter. Read More
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Samsung's G800 high end photography camera phone

By - May 7, 2008 1 Picture
May 7, 2008 Some six months after its introduction in Europe, Samsung has launched the G800 mobile phone in Australia. An addition to its high end Photography Camera Phone range, the 5-megapixel G800 brings features common in most digital cameras into a mobile phone including Optical Inner Zoom, Xenon Flash, Power LED, Image Stabiliser, Red Eye Reduction, Panorama Shot as well as Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) and Face Detection. Read More

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