Sony not Omnivision

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  1. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

    yusukeaoki

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    Hi guys.

    Apparently Apple decided to use Sony's camera for the next gen iPhone instead of Omnivision's.

    This was pretty odd to me since I always thought Apple wanted to be a bit different by using different parts from different companies.
    Although this time Apple uses 80% Sony and 20% Omnivision for their camera.
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    Link? Source? News Article?

    Something to back-up your claim.
     
  3. yusukeaoki thread starter macrumors 68030

    yusukeaoki

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    Source, my father works in Omnivision.
    They had a conference today about who's camera they were using and Apple claimed to choose Sony as main.
     
  4. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    The thing that worries me about this is that the iPhone 5 camera may not be as good as the current iPhone 4 camera. I don't think Apple would end up using a worse camera, but each company makes their stuff differently....
     
  5. yusukeaoki thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Omnivision stated to Apple about their 1080P VGA camera has some negative points and after that, they decided to choose Sony.
    iPhone 4's 5MP camera also has good and negatives.

    Some people likes it, some say its horrible.
    Though 5 to 8MP is a good leap (from 720 to 1080P).
    Most smart phone cameras are now 1080P so :p
    Besides, Sony is good with cameras also.
    I wouldnt worry too much.
     
  6. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    How do you have a 1080p VGA camera?
     
  7. Padraig macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't worry. The SE Arc already has a better camera than the 4 and that module is a generation behind what Apple will be getting.
     
  8. Savor Suspended

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    Could be true. There was a time when SE had the best cameraphones back in their K790/800 days.

    Xperia ARC vs iPhone 4 - Snapshot shootout - Mobile Photography
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs-Z_SAFxJU


    Sony Ericsson Arc vs iPhone 4 Video Test
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfhGTF-XOT0


    Seems like the Arc is the only one that can rival iPhone 4's video recording capability while also surpassing it in still photos. Most others tend to have inferior video recording that is choppy with less frame rates compared to iPhone 4. Even the LG Optimus 2X has worse video recording than the iPhone 4.
     

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