Xiaomi Considered a 13 mega-pixel camera for the Xiaomi M2!


I’m quiet impressed by the rear 8 mega-pixel camera on the Xiaomi M2, but some Chinese Xiaomi fans have taken it up with Lei Jun, the CEO of Xiaomi to find out why the Chinese phone company did use something with a little more ommph!

Chinese Xiaomi fans took to China’s Twitter platform, Weibo, this weekend to question Xiaomi’s CEO over the company’s choice in rear camera. Surprisingly Lei Jun replied, and with a rather good reason the new quad-core M2 has an 8 mega-pixel rear camera.

According to Lei Jun Xiaomi did have a play around with a 13 mega-pixel rear camera in the M2, but they were not happy with the image quality current 13 mega-pixel rear cameras suitable for phone produced.

Our initial plan to use, but the current 13 million-pixel camera technology is relatively new, the quality is not good enough, we tangled a few months, and finally, reluctantly part. Camera, or quality important. This time, regardless of millet or millet 1s, selected the best camera in the same stall inside the picture quality!

Rather than settling for a average camera with 13 mega-pixels, Xiaomi decided to spec the best 8 mega-pixel rear camera they could find that is capable of producing much better images!

I have to say I’m very happy that Xiaomi have taken this very ‘Apple-like’ approach of speccing the very best of current generation hardware in their products rather than getting mediocre next generation hardware which could impair the overall function and feel of the Xiaomi M2.

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3 Comments

  1. Francis.R.
    August 20, 2012

    I think that was a good choice. Image quality is, among other things, the sensor size to receive more light (super important in night to have less noise) and the lenses optics.
    To put 13 megapixels they had to increase the size of the sensor, making it more bulky, much more bulky. Right now Sony is the leader in technology to do sensors to smartphone cameras and even DSRL cameras, they make the sensors inside iphones and galaxies. I am not sure if Xiaomy was working with Sony, but in that case it could mean that in a year or even less smartphones could have 13 megapixeles as a new standard. Some xperias has 12 although i don’t remember 😛
    In this moment the best camera in a cell phone is the Nokia Pure 808 with 41 mp, its sensor its bigger not just comparated to all smartphones but comparated with compact cameras, i just can think in among ten or less models fujifilm x10 and the impressive and possibly best compact camera sony rx100 with 1inch sensor.

    Anyway is best remember that more than the equipment is the photographer skill, and with the cameras in cell phones these days one can take nice pictures.

  2. Nick
    August 20, 2012

    Hello i think that the 12 MP camera (like in my new xperia ion) will be better than 13 or 8 mp anyway

  3. andres
    August 22, 2012

    zopo had included a sony 8mpx camera in the zp200 model, why xiamoi (or others) can not put a sony camera too?
    those news are very exciting for me but the delay are willing my patience!!!! xiaomi, jiayu, amoi and so on just relase the fuc….. phones now 🙂