Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Nokia phones may get 12MP cams, optical zoom by 2010

updated 10:15 am EDT, Tue June 30, 2009

Nokia 12MP Cams in 2010

If a tip provided today proves authentic, Nokia is poised to upgrade the quality of its camera phones significantly in less than a year. Supposed insiders for PhoneReport say the company will boost the sensor resolution up to 12 megapixels, not unlike Sony Ericsson's upcoming Satio, but that it should add optical zoom instead of the digital zoom that most phones are forced to use. The first phone to see the upgraded photography could arrive by late 2009 or early 2010 and may be a prime candidate for Mobile World Congress in February.

The same site also says it learned from camera technology maker Carl Zeiss that the N86 8MP was delayed past its original spring release window due to previously unmentioned technology central to the smartphone. Unlike other 8-megapixel phones, which reach the higher resolution by increasing the sensor density and introducing large amounts of noise, the N86 8MP has Carl Zeiss-made technology that preserves the sensor size and image quality of a lower-resolution camera. It's not specified if the future 12-megapixel phone would draw on the same technique.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringi ...

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News