Samsung: New 13MP camera sensor with improved picture stability and better pictures in low-light.

new camera1-640Picture quality on smart phones has vastly improved in recent years. Most budget phones today have 8MP cameras and most Smartphone vendors have moved a step further to 13MP sensors. Some manufacturers are offering a 20MP camera, (like Sony) and some are offering even 41MP, (like Nokia). But Samsung has something different in its stable and this is the next camera on smart phones (probably we will see it on the Galaxy S5). Samsung’s Electro-Mechanics subsidiary confirmed the development of a new 13 megapixel camera sensor that promises better performance than the rest of the 13 megapixel lot.


The sensor has an anti-shake function that can correct an angular error, of up 1.5 degrees, (more than double, from the most of the digital cameras), resulting in a blur-free picture.

Additionally, the module promises up to eight times brighter (low-light) pictures and is small enough to pack in the size of prevalent smart phones. The company said that the dimensions of the module are 10.5 x 10.5 x 5.9mm, which is equivalent to those of the company’s existing camera modules for smart phones.

According to Japan-based technology news site Tech-On, the module can handle about twice the usual amount of shake of current Smartphone cameras, (meaning blurry images caused by a windy day, too many beers, or a particularly nervous disposition) could soon be a thing of the past.

Last but not least, we should not forget to mention that this module draws less power from a device’s battery.

Samsung is currently sampling it with manufacturers (has already developed a sample of the camera module) and expects to mass produce the new kit in the first half of 2014!


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