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iPhone 5 to feature superslim Omnivision 8MP camera?

iPhone 5 to feature 8MP camera?

By: Anthony Garreffa from Aug 7, 2011 @ 22:14 CDT

Could the new iPhone feature an 8-megapixel camera? It seems the rumors from months ago of the next-generation iPhone featuring an 8-megapixel camera could turn out ot be true. The iPhone 5 could use an 8-megapixel camera that is 20-percent slimmer than any other 8-megapixel camera in commercial use today. Omnivision have built a new camera which is only 4.7mm in heigh, reduced from 6.5mm included in the current 4.5-megapixel camera used in the iPhone 4.


Senior product manager at Omnivision, Per Rosdahl, released a statement regarding the new camera saying:

With our new OmniBSI-2 architecture, we have further miniaturized our pixels while delivering a 20 percent improvement in peak quantum efficiency in all color channels, a 35 percent improvement in low-light sensitivity and a 45 percent increase in full-well capacity in an extremely compact and power efficient package. This 1.1-micron OmniBSI-2 pixel enables the next generation of miniaturization in mobile cameras, and is key to the high-resolution smartphone camera roadmap.


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