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Replying to:  CCD Camera Phones by notacop   Mar 22, 2005, 9:14 PM

CMOS can be just as good

by Rich Brome (Moderator)    May 5, 2005, 9:08 AM

It's not as simple as CCD vs. CMOS.

While CCDs generally means high quality, CMOS does not necessarily mean low-quality. There is a huge variation in CMOS quality.

The best CMOS sensors can even outperform most CCDs - in fact, Canon's top-of-the-line DSLRs (like the EOS-1Ds) use CMOS sensors, and Nokia's new top-of-the-line N90 camera phone uses a CMOS sensor.

CMOS sensors also have the benefit of lower power consumption compared to CCD, so I suspect you will see more phones with high-quality CMOS instead of CCD going forward.

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