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Nokia 12 Megapixel Cameraphone Released

nokiaNokia is on the verge of releasing their flagship cameraphone which sports a whoppingf 12MP sensor and Carl Zeis optics.  Also running a new release of their Symbian OS.   Supposedly the press event announcing this is Tomorrow, April 13th, so stay tuned Nokia nuts.  We’ll update this post then.

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Autofocus issues with the Motorola Droid

droid_tnOne of the strangest Image Quality issues we’ve seen: Apparently the autofocus has a timing issue which causes it to have “Periods” where it doesn’t work properly.  A description of the syndrome:

“There’s a rounding-error bug in the camera driver’s autofocus routine (which uses a timestamp) that causes autofocus to behave poorly on a 24.5-day cycle,” said Morrill. “That is, it’ll work for 24.5 days, then have poor performance for 24.5 days, then work again.”

We’re used to 28 day cycles [/bad joke].    Look for a software fix to be magically beamed to your droid shortly.

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NTT DoCoMo / Fujitsu F-01B waterproof 12 Megapixel camera phone

Right behind Samsung, Sony-Ericsson, and Casio; Fujitsu joins the ranks of manufacturers producing 12MP camera phones (which we think are totally superfluous).Fujitsu-F-10B_03 What’s special about this one is that it’s water resistant up to 1.5 meters (4.9 feet).  So no more concerns of dropping your phone in the toilet!

No word on the Image quality out yet.  The camera featues Auto-focus, and 6.2X “Super Zoom” (This must be some wacky Japanese term for digital zoom).  Since this, like the Casio,  is a clam-shell style phone there is less thickness for lens depth than the Sony-Ericsson and Samsung models.

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12 Megapixel shoot out: Sony Ericsson Satio Vs. Samsung Pixon12

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Sony Ericsson prevails in a close battle between 12 Megapixel camera phones

“The Sony Ericsson phone has captured the more natural looking image with brighter and, more importantly, more natural colours.”

“both cameras on the tested phones are incredible, proving that this wasn’t just a case of upping the Megapixel count to sell more handsets.   …  I found the Sony Ericsson Satio offers the best all round package. The 28mm wide angle lens of the Samsung Pixon12 is more of a hindrance than a positive addition as everything in your viewfinder is consequently smaller so you’ll find yourself having to zoom in to match the size of the Satio (which in turn impacts on the quality of the photo). Whilst a close run race, for me the Satio just edges it. The ease of use, larger display and more natural looking results are ultimately more important than the Pixon12’s smile detection and range of scene settings.”

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Sony Ericsson 12MP Satio Camera Phone

satioThe Guardian has posted a reflection on the state of camera phones: Camera phones offer snapshot of an era, focused on the Sony Ericsson Satio, yet another 12 Megapixel camera phone.

Pixels alone don’t make a good camera, but the arrival of a 12MP device, with its claimed ability to be enlargeable to near poster size, is regarded as a landmark in the ongoing progress of the camera phone (even though 20MP phones may be here next year).

We cringe at how much worse a 20MP camera phone is going to be.  Stop the insanity!

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Casio jumps on the 12 Megapixel cameraphone bandwagon

In yet another example of over-stuffing pixels into a tiny form factor, Casio has released their 12MPix Camera-Phone – The Exilim Ketai CA003

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