Last week Sony Ericsson predicted quite a few things for the cell phones of 2012: faster processors, high-resolution screens, superfast connectivity and most specifically, 12-20MP cameras. Well what do you know! Sony — that Sony — has just announced a 12.25MP CMOS sensor for phone cameras. Looks like either a horrible breakdown of internal communication or a hilariously obvious example of gaming expectations. In either case, expect these to start showing up in CyberShots (and others) well before 2012. [Akihabara]
I got news for Sony: I can make 12MP pictures too. All I do is take my current photos, hit the scale button...
More MP =! Better Pictures
You need a bigger sensor. Which is why my Canon 2.3MP camera works a million times better than my camera phone—even though they are the same MP.