why does it have great image quality ?
in recent years, the convenience offered by cameras in mobile phones has driven an increase in their use, while demand for higher image quality has also continued to grow. In addition, as mobile phone designs have become more refined, and models become smaller and thinner, the need for further miniaturization in mobile phone camera technology has also increased. To meet these requirements, improvements in both image quality and sensor miniaturization must be achieved, but the more the shrinking process is continued, the more difficult it becomes to gather light into the sensor pixels, leading to the risk of image degradation resulting from reduced sensitivity and S/N levels.
The newly developed CMOS image sensor "IMX060PQ" leverages Sony's proprietary formation technology to deliver the industry's smallest unit cell size*1 (1.4µm), and the industry's highest pixel count*1 (12.25 effective megapixel resolution). The implementation of a Cu process that achieves extremely fine interconnections, together with the sensor's unique pixel structure and improvements in condensing efficiency have realized high sensitivity levels and a high S/N ratio, despite the industry's smallest*11.4µm size unit cell. Furthermore, Sony's proprietary "Column-Parallel A/D Conversion technique" minimizes image quality degradation cased by noise that arises during analog processing, while also enabling higher pixel count and frame rates (10 frames/s for "IMX060PQ" and 15frames/s for "IMX046PQ").
By enhancing its "Exmor™" range of CMOS image sensors, used in product lineups such as digital SLR cameras and high definition digital video cameras as well as mobile phones, Sony will aim to meet customer needs for advanced imaging performance comparable to dedicated compact digital still cameras in slimline, camera enabled mobile phones.
Q&A for you :
Q. Idou has 12MP camera, does it mean idou has better picture quality than 8MP camera ?
A. Actually Mega Pixels is not about quality but size, 12MP is bigger size than 8MP so we can get more clearer detail picture when we zoom closer the picture than 8MP and also we can get a bigger wallpaper or photograph than 8MP.
Q. So how about with the picture quality ?
A. Picture Quality of this idou camera is great because Sony Ericsson use new CMOS sensor from EXMOR ( IMX060PQ, a 1/2.5 CMOS image sensor ) apparently, has the industry’s highest Megapixel count: 12.25 MP with highest quality right now.it can record 1080p @ 27 fps and 720p @ 30fps video too.
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Q. Do you mean Idou can record 1080p video (Full HD Video) ?
A. Yes. It can because the camera quality it self can record full HD video quality as long as the phone has processor speed and storage are also capable of the same speed.
Q. what do you think if Idou only has VGA video ?
A. it means SE doesn’t use the camera at full quality and don’t worry it must be highest VGA video quality in the world and doesn’t make idou to be more expensive than use HD Video.
Q. how about with the price ?
A. The new 12.25 MP sensor is equipped with autofocus and it will be available staring March 2009. Its price is said to be of 2,500 Japanese yen ($26), so the phones to include it should not be more expensive than the 8 Megapixel ones that are already on the market.
Q. How about with the music quality ?
A. Great, it has new walkman series quality with clear audio and clear bass are the winner in Europe music technology
Q. does it have 3.5 mm jack ?
A. I haven’t known it yet because SE hasn’t released their full spec about this phone, the full spec will be announced in march or april.If it has 3.5mm jack that is good but it doesn’t have it don’t worry SE has the highest earphone quality will be included in the package.SE knows their music quality so just relax.
& the memory storage got be a minimum of 8gb + micro sd card also hope it has 3.5mm headjack with touch of sony's
TECH KING, 25 Feb 2009i have this phone trialing it its brilliant!!!Trialing a concept phone.... sounds fun, if a little improbable, but gz anyway, look forward to hearing you write a little bit info about it..
i am very curious. Does idou have smart contrast like those of the c905? What's the resolution of video captured by idou? HD? What's the estimated price of this handset?
what d F sony ericsson givin 12MP without any in built memory
juz wanna know if this idou lets u watch dvd movies, or .avi files? pls advise
hmm problem is MP higher can mean anythign...u see some 3.2mpx camera is better than 5mpx..it is looking at the quality..even it is 20mpx bt suck quality will also lose to 8mpx =) anyway nice try SE for Changin to OS..UR UIQ is freaking bored
its really a good phone , however it has one problem, its not powered by symbian os, i like symbian os because it has wide range of applications.
but still this will be a great phone because of its high end specifications
eCStAzzy, 25 Feb 2009The Sony Ericsson Idou is nowhere near complete - they haven't even come up with a marketing m... moreHope the HD video recording is correct, so it will be truely the best device made to date. And about the name, maybe they name it C1, like X1 or P1.... But maybe they come up with a new and more creative name....
zaeo, 25 Feb 2009This phone don't have code name.
It's already official: IdouThe Sony Ericsson Idou is nowhere near complete - they haven't even come up with a marketing model name yet as Idou is still code name for the device(from GSM Arena itself so ... I'm right xD )
thank you for the info I'm sure the guys at SE will do their best for this phone camera quality ...we're speaking about 12 MP here !!! Anyway I would love if video recording would be great and the other features i've talked about in the last post will be on board,especially youtube client.
One crucial thing remains.and that's the display resolution.i hope it will be 800x480 or even greater!