Sony: Nokia's 41-Megapixel Sensor Isn't New Tech

By Sam Gibbs on at

Nokia certainly raised a few eyebrows back at MWC with its 808 PureView, which packs a 41-megapixel shooter; it even caught the ire of Olympus. Now Sony’s come out and said that frankly “the technology is not new, it's only what [Sony’s] cameras have done for about a year now."

Talking to TechRadar, Sony UK's Paul Genge said:

"It's quite clear it's a development announcement more than a retailable proposition, the technology is not new, it's only what our cameras have done for about a year now."

Nokia says it’s all in the algorithm though, and that it’s pixel oversampling is better than your standard pixel binning that most others like Sony use. I have to say I’m sceptical that it’ll be any good, but I’m willing to be proven wrong. Sony on the other hand has seen it all before it seems. [TechRadar]