Sony’s Monstrous New Smartphone Camera Sensor Could Make Us Care About Megapixels Again

Despite the release of the 41-megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020 back in 2013, over the last few years, smartphone makers have largely featured 12-MP or 16-MP cameras, opting to focus more on improving things like auto-focus speeds and 4K video recording instead of chasing higher resolutions. Read More >>

This Medium-Format Camera Captures a Staggering 100 Megapixels 

By now, most of us are aware that megapixels alone don’t make a good camera. But that doesn’t mean that the new Phase One XF 100MP is any less impressive, with an image sensor that captures 100 of the things while also promising to provide more analog-like images. Read More >>

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This Timelapse Shot in 10K Resolution is Fantastically Bonkers 

4K? That's so last year. 8K? Yesterday's news. This timelapse video was shot in an astonishing 10K resolution using an 80 megapixel camera. The level of detail in these gorgeous shots is mind-boggling. Read More >>

Rumour: Canon Is Testing a 75-Megapixel Pro DSLR

As camera rumours go, this one's pretty insane: Photography Bay is claiming that a reliable source has told it that Canon is testing "a pro-sized body like the 1D X", which packs a sensor with over 75 megapixels. Blimey. Read More >>

See a Few Photo Samples Taken by the Nokia Lumia 1020

Yesterday's completely spoiled official launch of the Lumia 1020 did indeed focus on the new Windows Phone's insane 41-Megapixel PureView camera system, which Nokia's rightly proud of. And that's a photo taken with it. And here are some more... Read More >>

Rumoured Nokia Lumia 1020 Spec List Suggests 41-Megapixel Sensor for Windows Phone 8

A supposed spec sheet for the forthcoming Nokia Lumia 1020 has popped up online, confirming, if it's to be believed, that the 1020 will indeed be a photography-themed device, powered by a 1.5Ghz dual-core Snapdragon chipset on a modest 4.5-inch 1280 x 768 display. Read More >>

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What Is an UltraPixel?

Did you hear about the HTC One's fancy new "UltraPixel Camera"? HTC touts the camera as an end to the "megapixel wars." UltraPixels! Revolution! And, yes, the technology sounds very promising, but, uh, wait a second, what is an UltraPixel anyway? Read More >>

Next-Gen Nexus Phone Cameras to be “Insanely Great” Says Google Man

The spec of your phone's camera looks like being the next tech battleground now everything half decent is running on a monstrous quad-core chipset, with Google joining HTC in banging on about how amazing its next Nexus phone camera's going to be. Read More >>

Toshiba’s New 20-Megapixel Image Sensor Is a Remnant of the Megapixel Wars

Toshiba's new TCM5115CL 20-megapixel image sensor is the highest-resolution ever built for the tiniest point-and-shoot cameras. Uh oh, are the megapixel wars back? Read More >>

Here’s a Good Reason Why the Camera Megapixel Wars Needs to Stop

This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who understands cameras and megapixels and storage space but it could be a good excuse to not get suckered by the megapixel wars in buying a camera. The more pixels, the more space it takes. A thousand images taken on the 36 megapixeled Nikon D800 takes up 47 gigs. A thousand images on the reasonable 12 megapixel Nikon D3s? Only 15 gigs. Read More >>

Nokia: PureView Is Not a Single Specific Feature

After what Nokia did with its 808's insane camera, many a consumer was hoping that similar PureView technology would also feature in the impending new Lumia range. Don't hold your breath, though: as Nokia is keen to point out, PureView isn't about crazy pixel counts. Read More >>

Sony NEX-F3 Snapped With its 16.1-Megapixel Sensor Icon on Show

A spy shot of Sony's forthcoming NEX-F3 mirrorless camera has revealed what the plastic's going to look like on the top-left corner of the camera, and, more importantly, that Sony's going to be stuffing a 16.1-Megapixel sensor into the thing. Read More >>

Nokia’s Insane 41-Megapixel Phone Was Used to Make a Commercial About Nokia’s Insane 41-Megapixel Phone

Here's how you know your phone's camera is powerful: If it has 41 freaking megapixels. Here's how you know to trust your powerful camera phone: If it's used to make a commercial about itself. Yep, the Nokia 808 PureView was used to make a commercial about the Nokia 808 PureView. A clever way to see how good (and ridiculous) the camera is. [YouTube] Read More >>

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Reminder: Megapixels Don’t Matter

The shocking news of the day — Nokia is making a phone with a 41-megapixel camera—is shocking for all the wrong reasons. It may shoot higher-res than most DSLRs, but that won't help you at all. Why? After a certain point, megapixels don't matter. Read More >>