“OmniVision, Apple’s current supplier for the 3.2-megapixel camera in the iPhone 3GS, has reportedly been given orders for its second sensor upgrade in a year with expectation that an iPhone using the higher resolution will ship in the second half of 2010,” Electronista reports. “Production of the 5-megapixel sensors could start as soon as winter 2010.”
Electronista reports, “Technical details of the sensor weren’t provided in the DigiTimes tip, but a potential candidate is the OV5650. The sensor echoes Apple’s emphasis on image quality over resolution as it should both handle better in low light and generate less noise. It will also be responsive enough to handle video recording at 1080p, but there’s no signs as of yet that Apple will upgrade its video capture features.”
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