Kodak promises a better Five megapixel CMOS sensor for phone cameras

Daniel Lim - Feb 5, 2008

Five megapixel cell phone cameras are not new to us, Samsung has gone beyond the magic number five to eight less than three months ago. We’ve also done a thorough review of the 5MP Samsung and discovered the resolving power of a good image sensor combined with a decent internal compact zoom lens. Kodak’s newest development sticks to a relatively conservative five megapixel resolution but it’s the industry first with 1.4 micron pixels, and promises to deliver higher light sensitivity with image quality that can equal or surpass larger 1.75 micron pixel CMOS designs.

The KAC-05020 has light sensitivity of up to ISO 3200 and is able to capture full 720p video at 30 fps. It supports KODAK Image Processing and Enhancement features like digital image stabilization, rapid auto-focus, red-eye reduction, and facial recognition. The future of cell phone cameras is getting smaller and thinner but bigger in image resolution and more features to go around.

[via phonemag]

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