Tulack wrote: No, there will be not. Technically it's only 5mp camera.
Apparently it's both. From what I've gathered, it captures both a high resolution and a low resolution image with each capture. The 5mp image is for digital zooming without pixelating and for sharing on social networking sites but it looks like you can still get the high resolution image as well (though you get either 33mp or 38mp depending on aspect ratio).
It is a 5MP Camera. It is a 41MP so that it allows the Camera zoom without using optical zoom. From engineering point of view, Optical zoom is expensive and require movement (which creates less reliable).
If we were to use the ratio that this camera is using, for a 36MP captured image, it would require a sensor with 295.2MP.
I am struggling to understand the market niche here. This seems to be a camera with a (Symbian OS) phone.
20 years ago, folks bought a mobile phone and then bought a camera.
10 years ago things started to converge and they bought a PHONE with a camera.
Are we now thinking that folks will buy a CAMERA with a phone? Will that become a new convergent device? I just don't see it. I don't see the stack order of consumer preferences putting the camera ahead of the phone (and its size, shape, weight, looks).
But, like most other things tech, convergence of devices will be driven by those a generation younger than I and I am interested to see how it will turn out.
Interesting that it will use non-destructive cropping (i.e. Original image is saved, just that you see the cropped image each time.).
Probably runs on Windows 8 from the screen shot. It actually implies Windows 8.1. Might be memory handling issues it needs to run the thing being dual-core and camera's image files.
Don't know about Hipstamatic over Instagram. To take on Instagram could be a disaster since it is part of Facebook and very established with the Apple users.
It's no wonder Adobe ran to "The Cloud" to lock-in subscriptions and cash flow. This change of game could be telling for their future on the next camera generation. They hinted at it in their SEC report around page 44 as I recall and it went on for 10 pages. Seemed worried at their future in the report.
Nikon might be smart to move into the field somehow as they are hinting. SIM card in their DSLR lineup along with built-in Wi-Fi and pad support? Might need some sort of image processing onboard to get file sizes suited to wireless transfer if they go heavy to a 100MP sensor.
Next 10 years will be interesting. Probably won't look like anything now at all.
rp_photo wrote: What good are 41 tiny and noisy pixels?
They should be going for lower noise and greater dynamic range instead.
What they're going for is digital zooming without the quality loss of pixelation or the associated costs of optical zooming.
Looking at the images they released, yeah the images are a little noisy but I didn't see any chroma noise; looked a bit like grain. It certainly wont be replacing my dslr but all-in-all, the thing doesn't look to too bad at all.