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… » 12/13/12 1:00am 12/13/12 1:00am

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

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… » 4/22/12 5:00pm 4/22/12 5:00pm

Sony Ericsson Claims 20MP Photography, HD Video Recording in 2012 Phones

At the behest of Sony Ericsson, the newest, dumbest megapixel war is officially upon us — and this time it's in cell phones. In an ambitious presentation about the future of handset technology, the company made a point of throwing out a target for 12-20MP for it's phone cameras, along with the capability to record HD… » 11/07/08 8:00am 11/07/08 8:00am

LG Renoir Surfaces; Shows Off Touchscreen, 8MP Camera, Fingerprints

We brought you a shiny stock image of LG's Viewty successor » 9/21/08 12:30pm 9/21/08 12:30pm, the Renoir, back in August, and today we're bringing you the requisite fingerprint-laden in the wild photos (with watermarks!). They give a more accurate depiction of this puppy's 8MP monster, complete with Schneider-Kreuznach certified optics, xenon flash…

Phase One P65+ is First Full-Frame Medium Format Photo Sensor, Packs a…

Last week Hasselblad was holding down the largest-sensor-available title with its 50MP H3DII-50, but now Phase One's P65+ digital back matches the size of a standard piece of 645 film at 40.4 X 54.9mm-a first for digital sensors-for a final resolution of 65 megapixels. But if you're guessing it'll cost you, you… » 7/14/08 10:03am 7/14/08 10:03am

Cheaptastic $199 12-Megapixel GE Camera Spotted on HSN

In case you were wondering when the final treaty would be signed in the megapixel war, I think today is as good as any day to call it. There's a 12-megapixel GE—that is to say, brand-licensing no-name Chinese manufacturer—camera selling on HSN for "under" $200. It even lists a 2.7" LCD, an SD/SDHC card slot (though up… » 3/12/08 8:30am 3/12/08 8:30am