Samsung, Nikkei developing 13MP camera with insane image-stabilisation


Samsung’s electronics and mechanical innovations department have developed a new 13MP camera with very generous auto-stablisation and anti-shake technology, said a release from Nikkei Japan.

The anti-shake feature is the highlight of this package that we can expect to see in Samsung’s upcoming phones (say, the Galaxy S 5 for instance). The release says that Nikkei’s newly developed camera will have a 1.5-degree angular correction, while most phones only have a 0.7-degree of image rectification.

Also, the new camera is said to improve low-light conditions and can output an image at eight times the levels of “standard” camera modules. Does this mean that it’s tickets for the iPhone 5S and it’s dual-LED? It’s obviously too early to tell, but it’s nice to see that hardware is being improved on the most basic of levels, without a reliance on flashes that blind and confuse us.

The camera is also low-powered, and is the size of normal mobile phone cameras. Production of the freshly-created camera is said to rushing to production in the first half of 2014. But this is the type of technology we want right now. So can this camera module compete with the giants out there?

Currently, and for our money, we lay our bets on the Lumia 1020 with its chubby pixel technology as the leader in camera phones. But, if you’re looking for an actual camera phone, you can’t go wrong with the thickest smartphone on the market today, namely the Galaxy S4 Zoom. Overall though, the iPhone 5S is said to have the “best camera overall” (Tomsguide). What Apple has done is pick and mix the best features of every smartphone camera to create an 8MP sensor with the above-mentioned dual-LED flash. It also shoots in slow-motion which is a cool gimmick, but can it beat a camera that will take a perfectly still picture, every time?

Image via Nikkei Japan



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