Sony is at it again with insanely high megapixel counts for mobile phone cameras. The new Exmor R, which is a 16.41-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, is said to produce high-quality images with good low-light performance and less digital noise than other camera phones.
We’ve seen how cameras on phones with small sensors deal with tons of megapixels — lots of noise and crappy picture quality. But we’ve also seen it done right, like the Nokia N8 or the iPhone 4 whose pixels are much larger than your average smartphone camera. Just take a look at some of the images produced in our shootout between the two.
Coupled with the right optics and some solid processing power, these Sony sensors could help us replace our point-and-shoot cameras. Just look at the impressive sample image above with the full crops. Super convenient.
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