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Sony preps ultra-fast 17.7MP phone camera

Electronista: Sony late Thursday said it had developed a small, phone-sized 17.7-megapixel camera sensor that would overcome much of the performance bottlenecks of earlier technology.

At 34.8Gbps of bandwidth, it's about five times faster than a typical phone camera and can handle burst photography or high-speed video that wouldn't have been an option before.

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toaster2110d ago

Why does one need 17.7MP on a phone :| Honest question. I seriously don't know why so many manufacturers are putting so much effort in the camera on these things while they could be focusing attention on other things like hardware optimization, etc.. there are much bigger things than the camera. If I wanted to take photos, I'd use my Panasonic GF1.