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  • Sony CEO Suggests iPhone 5 May Sport 8MP Camera


    Howard Stringer, the CEO of Sony (pictured above), has dropped an iPhone 5 bombshell. During a freshly published interview with the Sony chief, Stringer reportedly had a slip of the tongue and "accidentally" revealed that Apple's 5th generation iPhone may pack the most impressive camera to date in the history of the iPhone.

    According to Stringer, the iPhone 5 will likely feature an 8MP camera. More specifically, Stringer reportedly told The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg that the recent Japanese earthquake did some serious damage to a Sony camera sensor plant, which has effectively delayed shipments of the senors to the Cupertino, California-based company.

    The same report adds that Sony's eight-megapixel sensor - which, incidentally, can also be found on Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo - is likely the sensor that Stringer is referring to. Until now, OmniVision had been the exclusive provider of the 5-megapixel camera on the iPhone 4. If Apple has made the switch to Sony, it's to bestow upon the iPhone 5 a better quality camera.

    Last year, rumors briefly surfaced that Apple would be turning to Sony in some capacity ahead of the iPhone 5's production. But as no evidence of a relationship subsequently surfaced, the rumors quickly faded away. Of course, now that Sony's CEO has confirmed the relationship, it's safe to say this is one rumor-turned-reality that we're bound to hear a lot more about in the coming weeks.

    Source: Wall Street Journal
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sony CEO Suggests iPhone 5 May Sport 8MP Camera started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 66 Comments
    1. andrewb283's Avatar
      andrewb283 -
      I would love to have an 8 mp camera on my iPhone 5 when I get one. Seems like all of the android phones already have 8 or more mp though
    1. jonnyraincloud's Avatar
      jonnyraincloud -
      great, now I WILL not buy the iPhone5 if it has anything related to sony in it.


      geohot/liksang.com/rootkits ect?


      SONY IS EVIL
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      8mp on the back and 1.3mp in front please.


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    1. XFaega's Avatar
      XFaega -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bluemoldycheeze88 View Post
      8mp on the back and 1.3mp in front please.


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
      Maybe 8MP back x 5MP FF
      Recycle the old 5MP for FF
    1. StevenB's Avatar
      StevenB -
      Quote Originally Posted by andrewb283 View Post
      I would love to have an 8 mp camera on my iPhone 5 when I get one. Seems like all of the android phones already have 8 or more mp though
      Some do but it's really not the same. The iPhone 4's 5MP camera is superior IMO than the 8MP of the Evo.

      I wasn't really planning on getting the iP5 but dang I love taking pics with my phone...

      Well played Mr. Jobs.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Who cares about an 8mb, that's old news. By the time iPhone 5 comes out with 8mb others will have 10+ mb. What we need is better zoom capabilities on the iPhone 5 and 1080p.
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      The 8mp upgrade only matters because iPhone 4 already takes superior photos to phones that are currently 8mp. Their camera technology combined with the mp upgrade will make for really sharp photos. Anything above 8 is pretty much trivial. Are you really going to be printing wall sized posters with your cell phone photos?
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      That would be nice but i rather have the ft camera improved
    1. GTRagnarok's Avatar
      GTRagnarok -
      We need better sensors, not higher MP. But higher numbers sells so that's how it's going to be.
    1. piston597's Avatar
      piston597 -
      Wonder what all those kids gonna say who got riled up against Sony... will you buy this and support Sony... or not buy it and stay true to your word...
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Quote Originally Posted by andrewb283 View Post
      I would love to have an 8 mp camera on my iPhone 5 when I get one. Seems like all of the android phones already have 8 or more mp though
      its not about MP its about your cameras image sensor that makes the higher quality pics, the iPhone 4 camera blows all other cameras on cell phones out of the water because it has the better sensor. Most people all they see is 14MP 12MP 10MP but never pay attention to the other specs which are way more important then how many MP u have on your cam. I'm sure Apple is aware of how the iPhone cam has crushes the competition and they will keep that going with the cameras they get from Sony.
    1. TypeRBass's Avatar
      TypeRBass -
      I'd much rather have the front camera improved, the rear facing one is fine for me...
    1. Brinky's Avatar
      Brinky -
      I really wish people would learn that MP has NOTHING to do with the quality of the image captured.
    1. that_girl's Avatar
      that_girl -
      Please improve the front camera. I don't care about the back. It's flawless already on my iPhone 4.
    1. manickbarry's Avatar
      manickbarry -
      They should have put better ones in the iPad 2 I'm quite happy the the iPhone 4 camera
    1. w3bzz's Avatar
      w3bzz -
      Quote Originally Posted by jonnyraincloud View Post
      great, now I WILL not buy the iPhone5 if it has anything related to sony in it.


      geohot/liksang.com/rootkits ect?


      SONY IS EVIL
      No
    1. micaiah12's Avatar
      micaiah12 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brinky View Post
      I really wish people would learn that MP has NOTHING to do with the quality of the image captured.
      True, What you really want to look for is the fso and the aperture rate
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Better front facing camera is all that needs improved
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      It would be about time to have 8MP camera.
    1. Dizzy714's Avatar
      Dizzy714 -
      They better double up the HDD too if they do this. As many pictures/videos I shoot I need it. I've been maxed out on my iPhone 4 a few months after the release of it. 32Gb's isn't anything close to enough when it comes to a device that can be used as a full on iPod, camera, and app/game device. HDD is flooded with ****.