Micron to Unveil 8-Megapixel Image Chip

Started May 18, 2006 | Discussions thread
Barry Fitzgerald Forum Pro • Posts: 29,888
Re: Micron to Unveil 8-Megapixel Image Chip

BobTrips wrote:

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.

In my dealings with micron, I can say they are a superb company..very reliable indeed, it may not be big news, but its probably good news anyway..

On the other hand....CCD does seem to be dominant...

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