When it comes to cameras, larger megapixels does not always dictate the quality of the camera as many photographers will tell you, but unfortunately it is a numbers game and many smartphone manufacturers have tried to upstage one another by offering cameras with larger megapixels on their smartphones. Well the good news is that Samsung’s Electro-Mechanics subsidiary has announced a new camera sensor which does not appear to be trying to up the megapixel count, but rather its features. The new 13MP camera sensor is said to offer up better performance compared to other 13MP camera sensors out there.
For starters the sensor will feature an anti-shake function that will allow the photographer to correct an angular error of up to 1.5 degrees, which is apparently more than double that of regular cameras. This should, on paper, translate to less blurry photos. The sensor will also allow for low-light photography by boosting its brightness by up to eight times. To top it all off, the new sensor is small enough that it should fit into most smartphones today, meaning that come 2014, manufacturers who plan to utilize the sensor should be able to fit it into their products without having to compromise on its thickness.
As it stands Samsung is sampling the sensor and plans to begin mass production come 2014, although we have to wonder if this new sensor will make its way into the new Samsung Galaxy S5.