smartphone cam with 41MP: Nokia 808

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smartphone cam with 41MP: Nokia 808
Feb 27, 2012

There's a strong feeling that m4/3, with its 'small' sensor, should keep the pixel count low. Less pixels mean deeper wells, and hence better sensitivity.

Enter the Nokia 808 ClearView, a smartphone announced today. It has a 41MP sensor, on a 1/1.2" sensor (almost the size of Nikon 1 sensor; most XZ-1 class sensors are 1/1.63", and 5x larger than regular smartphone chips). But it does a neat trick by binning pixels ('oversampling') to eliminate the noise. Another advantage is that you can use 'lossless digital zoom', both in stills and video.

There's a whitepaper explaining the technology here:

This kind of technology could benefit m4/3 as well. Not so much for the lossless digital zoom features, but for the noise performance and detail.

What do you think?

Proof in the eating etc. Let's see if we can find some samples...

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