November 11, 2008, 11:31 AM — Mobile camera phones have recently evolved in terms of picture resolution and one of the latest to join the 8 megapixel race is the Samsung Pixon, up until now the highest specification camera lens availble from a mobile phone was 5.0 megapixels but a new breed of phone has pushed the boudaries up to a massive 8 megapixels.
These new phones that offer this high technology include offerings from Sony Ericsson, LG and Samsung, but it is the latter that has been working hardest by releasing not just one but two devices with this new camera technology.
The first was the Samsung i8510, a minimalistic design that hides a wealth of new features whilst the manufacturers latest launch is the Samsung Pixon, an all singing and dancing model that shouts style and expense.
The previously mentioned manufacturers have also added to this new market category with the Sony Ericsson C905 and LG Renoir, both competing with an 8 megapixel camera lens but both offering something a little different when it comes to design.
Sony Ericsson C905
The C905 is a sliding phone and part of the manufacturers Cybershot range, features include Face detection, Autofocus, 16 x Zoom, Xenon Flash, Image stabilizer and Bestpic to produce the highest quality images with the minimum of fuss.
The Sony C905 has a real sense of durability and sturdiness, finished in a brushed metal finish giving it a sophisticated & expensive feel. This groundbreaking handset is one of the releases of the year and the most advanced camera phone to date.
This new LG offers a similar feature set but with a large touchscreen for viewing those high quality photos, smile detection; blink detection, flash, and geo-tagging through the GPS feature make for an exciting phone that could easily replace a standalone digital camera.
The KC910 Renoir is LG's first plunge into the almighty realms of the 8-mega-pixel mobile phone camera market. The handset is slimmer than most of its high quality camera competitors, measuring only 14mm thick. Technically, the LG Renoir is probably just as much a camera as it is a mobile phone.
The LG Renoir comes with MP3, wi-fi, video calling, and document viewer technology. The GPS is precise & clear, whilst the accelerator touch screen navigation is easy & simple. The design is sleeker than most, supporting smooth corners & simplistic interfaces.
The M8800 Pixon is the newer of the models to hit the 8 megapixel market, as with the LG Renoir it incorporates touch-screen technology. Samsung want you to have the best with a newly improved swipe and tilt touch-screen function used for browsing through all your pictures and music.
With an 8-megapixel camera autofocus Dual Power LED flash ASR (Advance Shake Reduction) and WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) youâ€™ll have everything you need and more. Keeping up with the camera-heavy features thereâ€™s an Auto Panorama Shot feature Geotagging supported by GPS and a photo browser.
The Pixon is also capable of taking impressively high quality movies and has a slow motion video capture option plus face detection smile shot face link (face tagging) and photo memo.
As for deciding who will win this war of the 8 megapixel camera phones? Well, its going to be down to a lot of personal choice, each model offers something a little different. The Sony Ericsson C905 can play on its Cybershot name which has always been associated with camera technology, the LG Renoir will appeal to any users of the current Viewty and Omnia models with large touchscreens whilst the Samsung Pixon is an alrounder which Samsung enthusiats will instantly warm to.