Wow, the 808's sensor is so large, that 5 megapixels more than 3x the resolution of the S8's main camera provides the same pixel size at 1.4um.
I wonder how large will the pixel size be if the same sensor will drop pixel count to 16 or 20mp. I'm not good at Math sadly, but that will be insanely great.
Pair that with a reasonable f1.8 aperture and Sony's master class SteadyShot EIS for photos and videos, and it'll be an RX100 smartphone.
xXENDER FREAKXx, 06 Aug 2017They can do it. Because it is a Sony. MAKE . BELIEVEYes hopefully they can.
They were able to fix the corner softness of the lens from previous Xperia flagships and seriously improved the Panorama mode, so I highly doubt they can't do this. Just a matter of thinking it out loud, and they will be the leader of mobile cameras again.
I want to see a Sony RX100 image quality from a smartphone.
ZTE Axon 7 (20 MP, 1.12 um pixel size, f/1.8)
Huawei P10 Plus (20 MP + 12 MP, f/1.8 for both)
And of course all sony phones with 19 to 23 MP cameras (effective resolution is the same for all)
these are some of the best shooters of nowadays, there's also Nokia Lumia 1520 with a 20 MP camera, it was one of the toughest phones at its release time.
sunnyrkts, 06 Aug 2017I still havw my Lumia 1020 with me,mostlt used for casual photography. The camera is so good i... moreSAME HERE in regards to hoping for an upgrade to the 1020. Also I'm really missing the xenon flash :'(
Kangal, 06 Aug 2017Should've made a mention to HTC One (M7) and how they went backwards on the trend of the megap... moreHTC U11 - Best camera is going too far. I think S8 & Pixel has better camera overall.
S8 - low light & Video
Pixel - Stills
TheHater, 06 Aug 2017Sony, please make the IMX500 a 1/1.3" 16mp f1.8 lens with your outstanding SteadyShot EIS for ... moreIt is 20MP.
f1.2 - f1.4 double cam
Next Premium phone
"Thin phones and an aversion to camera humps killed the large sensor phone, which limits the practical resolution to 20MP or so. Most makers actually took a step back from 16MP to 12MP to improve low light performance".
Mystery solved. Now, we know why smartphone manufacturer downgrade camera. Its all because of the camera humps haters & thin phone lovers aka all of us. We all kill the megapixel race. And this give the rise to dual camera and aperture race. Some even triple camera - vivo xplay 7, im pointing at you. Its all our fault. I hope manufacturer dont think we hate higher megapixel. We more than welcoming better camera megapixel. Bring back 16 megapixel sensor! Stop the camera lens race.
I still havw my Lumia 1020 with me,mostlt used for casual photography. The camera is so good in that. With revival of Nokia i am hopeful to see true successor to 808 and 1020.
Obi Wan Kenobi, 06 Aug 2017Nice Article. I hope the guys at HMD/Nokia will make a one-off tribute to the 808 Pureview wit... moreMan, even if the camera sensor was half the size as the 808's, it would still be the biggest sensor on the market. Heck, even at 1/1.5' they could still fit it in a reasonably slim device - not record breaking, but slim. The rest of the phone could have a bigger battery instead of making it slim with a bump. Larger battery, a sensor twice as huge as today's best, dreams.
Devil GK, 06 Aug 2017Is it better than Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel...?yes still best for images
Sony, please make the IMX500 a 1/1.3" 16mp f1.8 lens with your outstanding SteadyShot EIS for both photos and videos.
I don't mind the additional thickness. I'm using a 10mm thick phone that weighs at 202g and I don't feel like it needs to be smaller.
In fact, the XZ Premium was actually quite lightweight from my test of holding it.
Come on, Sony. I know you can do it.
[deleted post]Any of the high end Nokia lumia's were better than anything offered, even today.
I really, really, really wish for an Android 1020 successor. That was by far the best Windows Phone has ever gotten, that Android didn't, and Windows actually prevented it from being a raging success. I wish other companies continued their attempts at getting even remotely close to that sensor size, instead of packing dual-smaller-sensors instead.
On a side note, I don't see mentions of Siemens in that Counterclockwise series. I think they deserve a special article altogether. They used to be such a legend, and the reason I came to GSMArena and stayed over the years, and commented, despite of how the comments sections have gotten over the years.
It's a pitty phone makes stopped to make 41MP phones. If they would just pair 41MP, 1.4um sensor, F1.7 lens with modified Snapdragon 835 ISP. We would have much better photos from mobile phones. Both Nokia 808 and Lumia 1020 were ahead of their time when it comes to camera. Today companies just copycat from each other. Dual cameras, triple cameras, but Nokia 808 (5 years old) and Lumia 1020 (3 years old) can still beat many of them when it comes to image quality. R.I.P.
Obi Wan Kenobi, 06 Aug 2017Nice Article. I hope the guys at HMD/Nokia will make a one-off tribute to the 808 Pureview wit... moreBut it is difficult to eliminate the camera hump. they could reduce the thickness.