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iPhone 6S might stick with 8MP camera hardware

iPhone 6S might stick with 8MP camera hardware

After the launch of Apple’s impressive new iPhone 6, a lot of attention was paid to the refresh. Many assume the iPhone 6S (if Apple sticks to their existing naming scheme, which isn’t a foregone conclusion) would have a camera that packed in more magapixels, and an updated chipset. The megapixel rumor was bolstered when Sony announced a new DSLR-ish sensor for mobile devices, which many believed would find its way to the iPhone 6S. A new report says that might have to wait, because Apple is keeping their 8 megapixel shooter for one more year.

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Sony IMX230 brings mirrorless camera features to phones

Sony IMX230 brings mirrorless camera features to phones

Sony has just announced a new EXMOR RS sensor and it is poised to take smartphone photography to the next level. Although the new IMX230 has almost the same effective 21 megapixel count as the camera found on, say, the Xperia Z3, this new sensor uses a stacked design that allows it to cram high-end camera functionality in a 1/2.4 size CMOS sensor. Such functionality include an image plane phase detection autofocus system and HDR imaging not just for videos but for still photos as well.

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Phase One IQ250 medium-format camera offers 50MP CMOS sensor

Phase One IQ250 medium-format camera offers 50MP CMOS sensor

Following Hasselblad's announcement yesterday, Phase One has launched its own 50-megapixel CMOS medium-format digital camera. Both claim the title of world's first, but Phase One beat Hasselblad to the punch, with the IQ250 digital camera now being available to photography professionals and those who want the high-quality resulting from a medium-format camera.

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Canon uses high-sensitivity 35mm full-frame sensor to record HD fireflies in the dark

Canon uses high-sensitivity 35mm full-frame sensor to record HD fireflies in the dark

Recording video in the dark often requires a supplementary IR light to be possible, with such small pin-pricks of light as fireflies being invisible in the dark to most camera sensors. Canon has successfully recorded the tiny glowing insects, however, using a full-frame 35mm high-sensitivity CMOS sensor that it had announced back in March of this year.

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Samsung GALAXY NX hands-on: mirrorless Android for the NX lens family

Samsung GALAXY NX hands-on: mirrorless Android for the NX lens family

Enter the Samsung Galaxy NX: a full-sized mirrorless interchangeable lens camera running Android. This is Samsung's biggest effort in bringing Android - their flavor of Android, that is - to the full-on high-powered camera environment. This device works with a "DSLR-class" 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor aside a quad-core 1.6GHz Pega-Q processor behind a system that accepts the full range of interchangeable lenses from the rest of the NX system. That's 13 lenses, if you did not know.

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Toshiba unveils 20MP sensor for point-and-shoot camera

Toshiba unveils 20MP sensor for point-and-shoot camera

Since smartphone cameras are becoming just as good as most compact point-and-shoot cameras, steps must be taken in order to keep point-and-shoot cameras relevant. Toshiba thinks they have a solution and have unveiled the TCM5115CL 20MP image sensor, and it's the highest-resolution ever built specifically for point-and-shoots.

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OmniVision announces low-cost 5MP CMOS image sensor with high-end features

OmniVision announces low-cost 5MP CMOS image sensor with high-end features

A camera is arguably one of the most indispensable features on a smartphone, being a necessary component in certain apps, such as barcode scanners, in addition to providing a simple way to take pictures/video and share them without hassle. The cameras in higher-end smartphones offer a variety of features you won't easily find in less expensive models, and often provide poor images in low light settings. OmniVision aims to change this, however, with its newly announced 5MP OV5645 CMOS sensor.

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OmniVision Report Hints At 8MP iPhone, Nintendo Wii 2 Camera

OmniVision Report Hints At 8MP iPhone, Nintendo Wii 2 Camera

OmniVision has been a longtime supplier of Apple's iPhone camera sensors, so speculation about it supplying an 8-megapixel camera for the next-gen iPhone is no surprise. But with an earnings report today, the company may have confirmed not only those rumors involving the next-gen iPhone but also some rumors involving an upcoming game console.

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OmniVision’s New 5 Megapixel Camera Sensor Allows For Even Slimmer Devices

OmniVision’s New 5 Megapixel Camera Sensor Allows For Even Slimmer Devices

OmniVision has long been supplying Apple's camera sensors, including the 5-megapixel CMOS camera sensor in the current iPhone 4. They've also announced several monster sensors along the way including a 10-megapixel one earlier this year and more recently a 12-megapixel beast. Today, the company announced a brand new best-in-class 5-megapixel sensor that's much thinner than previous sensors and is designed to allow for much slimmer devices.

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Medigus unveils world’s smallest video camera

Medigus unveils world’s smallest video camera

I spent many years working in hospitals and the cameras that are used for all sorts of procedures can be large enough that they just don’t look like the will fit inside a person's body. These cameras are used so doctors can look inside the body and try to repair anything that is wrong. A company called Medigus has unveiled a new camera that is much smaller than the older cameras in use and has laid claim to the title of world's smallest camera.

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OmniVision OV10810 10MP CMOS shoots 1080p HD & stills simultaneously

OmniVision OV10810 10MP CMOS shoots 1080p HD & stills simultaneously

OmniVision has outed its latest mobile CMOS imaging sensor, the OV10810, offering 10-megapixel resolution stills and 1080p Full HD video capture for smartphone-scale devices. The OV10810 can manage HDR photography, full-resolution 30fps image capture, and the ability to shoot photos while simultaneously recording video.

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Sony Doubling Image Sensor Output in 2011, Invests $1.2 Billion to Make it Happen

Sony Doubling Image Sensor Output in 2011, Invests $1.2 Billion to Make it Happen

Taking photos with your cell phone has become more and more popular, and Sony is banking on the fact that that popularity is going to steadily increase in 2011. The company is ready to invest quite a mighty sum to making sure that they are ready for the new year, and that their image sensors get installed not only in phones, but also camcorders and digital cameras.

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