Video: HTC readying Windows Phone 7 with 16MP camera?

By Emil
Apr 17, 2011
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  1. A new HTC advertisement seems to suggest that HTC is readying a new Windows Phone 7 device with an unprecedented 16 megapixel camera as well as dual LED flash. This is still classified as a rumor as neither HTC nor Microsoft has announced such a device.

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  2. JudaZ

    JudaZ TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 294

    16MP sounds fine ... but what sensor does it have, and what optics? Without a decent sensor and a crappy lens, you can have 160MP, the images will still look crap.

    And dual LED? why not Xenon flash?

    ...still cant beat an Nokia N8 it seems ..
  3. Bigger number means it's better right? I'd rather have a 16 MP hassy instead.
  4. ha! i agree mate.

    rite now the nokia n8 has the best camera by far.
  5. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,930   +123 Staff Member

    Well actually JudaZ 16MP does not sound fine to me.
    It is borderline even on APS-C sensors in DSLR's
    So how could possibly a small sensor like this get anything but an increase in noise from it?...

    This megapixel battle has just gotten ridiculous
    Increased MP count at the cost of everything else
  6. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,041   +72

    +1 Per
    "Quality over Quantity" would be a better option. But anyway, I never bought any smartphone considering which camera it has for obvious reasons. IMO cell phone makers should rather focus on improving performance + stability + battery life etc. these matter more than the megapixel race.
  7. I hope that the lens would not be as huge as the nokia n8
    i know its the best camera in the market but it looks ugly.
  8. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,492   +302

    Then don't buy the phone! the N8 has an absolutely awesome camera for a phone and if you really want a good camera for your phone you shouldn't care what it looks like and appricate that the camera will need to be bigger than a pin hole simply so it can fit some decent optics in.
  9. hassaan

    hassaan Newcomer, in training Posts: 90

    I sincerely hope that MS learn a thing or two from Nokia regarding camera dynamics and share it with other OEM partners.... quality on most WP7 camera has been crappy.


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