Sony Ericsson Brings Phone With 16 Megapixel Camera in Japan
Just when you thought the megapixel wars have reached some sort of conclusion with the latest bout of 12 megapixel camera phones, prepared to be surprised.
These manufacturers don’t seem to have any plans to stop at 12 megapixels. Sony Ericsson, which has been traditionally a good cameraphone maker has released its latest pint sized wonder in the Japanese market. Its latest device, the CyberShot S006 cameraphone can take images at 16 megapixels!
If you thought that this is just an old camera with a larger image sensor, let us also tell you that you get ISO settings of up to ISO 12800 and a horde of features that would make the likes of the N8 cringe. What is missing though is the option to optically zoom in to your subjects. May be they have saved this feature for later?
As for the other specs, the device features a 3.3 inch display (same size as the Samsung Wave) and gets the now common Snapdragon processor. You know, every great device has some kind of chink in their armors. This one has one too. For all its hardware abilities, it has been paired with a non smartphone OS – Sony Ericsson’s proprietary stuff that no one cares for – these days . Thats right, no Android – not even Symbian.
But then, this is only targeted at Japanese users on the KDDI network. Now, all we need is an Android edition of this beauty in the international markets.