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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...
04-02-2011, 10:59 AM #1
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
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04-02-2011, 11:08 AM #2
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
04-02-2011, 11:16 AM #3
great, now I WILL not buy the iPhone5 if it has anything related to sony in it.
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04-02-2011, 11:19 AM #4
8mp on the back and 1.3mp in front please.
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04-02-2011, 11:24 AM #5
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04-02-2011, 11:53 AM #7
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.
04-02-2011, 11:58 AM #8
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?
04-02-2011, 12:02 PM #9
04-02-2011, 12:17 PM #10
We need better sensors, not higher MP. But higher numbers sells so that's how it's going to be.
04-02-2011, 12:20 PM #11
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...
04-02-2011, 12:38 PM #12
04-02-2011, 12:44 PM #13
I'd much rather have the front camera improved, the rear facing one is fine for me...
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04-02-2011, 01:09 PM #14
I really wish people would learn that MP has NOTHING to do with the quality of the image captured.
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04-02-2011, 01:32 PM #15
Please improve the front camera. I don't care about the back. It's flawless already on my iPhone 4.
04-02-2011, 01:54 PM #16
They should have put better ones in the iPad 2 I'm quite happy the the iPhone 4 camera
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04-02-2011, 02:59 PM #17
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04-02-2011, 03:17 PM #19
Better front facing camera is all that needs improved
04-02-2011, 03:32 PM #20
It would be about time to have 8MP camera.