LG working on 12MP camera phone, the megapixel race is on

By on February 25, 2009, 1:12 PM
LG recently disclosed to the press that they are working on a new camera phone with a 12 megapixel sensor that is slated for release later this year. Though admittedly bigger is not always better, LG feels compelled to move forward having to match other competitors' features.

With this it becomes evident that the megapixel race has moved from standalone digital cameras to the ones built in phones, too. LG hopes to compete with other similar offerings like the Sony Ericsson Idou that was the first 12MP camera phone to be announced during this year's Mobile World Congress.

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captain828 said:
[quote]With this it becomes evident that the megapixel race has moved from standalone digital cameras to the ones built in phones, too.[/quote]IMHO, the MP race in Digital Cameras is pretty much over... people have started to find out, through the internet and word of mouth, that MPs matter only until a point and that the lens and other components are of higher importance for a better picture.What is truly impressive is the HD 720p recording capability that comes with the new CMOS. Not sure if LG will implement it or not, but SE already demoed it.Sure, they can't rival a dedicated HD camcorder, but neither can a camera phone handle a modern digital camera.
pioneerx01 said:
12MP is nice, but what size is the imaging sensor?I rather have 6MP camera with good sensor then 12MP with mediocre one. And lenses too.
tengeta said:
Its a camera on a phone...If your a professional you won't have anything to do with it. I just don't see the point.
powerhan96 said:
Do we really need such a hugh picture like 12MP for a general use? Will the professionals use a camera attached on a phone even tho it has 12MP? Well, i don't think so. I think those kind of disclosures are for marketing purpose. To make customers insist, like 'LG's the best in camera phone', 'LG are overwhelming SE in camera phone'...
gars said:
they really need to start with new productim thinking about SLR phone :D
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