Posts tagged ‘Signal Processing’

20 Megapixel Camera Phone Chip Rediculousness from Broadcom

broadcomBroadcom is producing a chip capable of handling a 20 megapixel camera phone, the BCM2763 VideoCore IV.  Why?  To provide their customers with the ability to one-up the 12 and 14 megapixel camera phone offerings, as if they don’t have enough pixels.   While the 20MP numbers are the “ceiling” of this signal processor’s capability, that doesn’t make the concept of a 20MP camera phone any less outrageous.  The chip does have some actually desirable characteristics though, such as 40nm CMOS technology, 1080P H.264 encoding, and minimal power usage.   Press release follows.

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Canon S90 smokes Panasonic LX3 in shootout

4033357063_d1cb8c3796Another example of why not all pixels are created equal.  The Cannon triumphs in producing appealing colors & low noise images.

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Silicon Image releases 18 Megapixel Camera Processor

Talk about over engineering, do we really need 18 MP camera phones?

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