Micron to Unveil 8-Megapixel Image Chip

Started May 18, 2006 | Discussions thread
BobTrips Veteran Member • Posts: 7,848
Re: Micron to Unveil 8-Megapixel Image Chip

Paul H wrote:

Jimmy Chen wrote:

Here is a link:
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060518/D8HM1AM03.html

"We're saying it can go in a point-and-shoot camera selling in the
$200 to $300 range"

highlights:
CMOS, not CCD
10 fps at 8mp, 30 fps at 2mp

I suppose it's news, technically speaking, but it's not anything to
get excited about. At best it will mean more low-end to mid-priced
cameras sold in bubble-packs at Walmart.

"(M)ore low-end to mid-priced cameras sold in bubble-packs at Walmart" can easily mean that manufactures will have to lower prices and/or boost capabilities of high end cameras to hold as much of that part of the market as possible.

Personally I wouldn't object to a $29.95 camera with 1Ds MkII performance.

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