yes, ill try. so. too many megapixels on a small sensor can be bad for imagequality. the perfect resolution ist between 6 and 8 megapixels.
yes but its a sensor like in normal cameras. this sensor is normally still too small for 12mp.
really? hmm i remember that nokia said they build in a sensor like in normal cameras.
but the sensors are really too small for such a big resolution
i give you a link http://6mpixel.org/en/
I think this needs some clarification:
the 12mp senseor in the N8 is 1/1.83" agreed (did you know its larger than many compacts too which are still using 1/2.5" sensors)
A.Sony Cybershot HX5 B.Samsung Pixon12 C.Nokia N8
SIZE (1/2.4") (1/2.5") (1/1.83")
Its still larger than many compacts and all mobile phones till date,
And the N8 is quite capable of handling 12mp native resolution quite easily.
Each sensor has 12,000,000 individual pixels which all sense light separately,
Now take the case that you are using it with five megapixels instead of twelve,
then depending on the algorithm used by the camera app,
it can either choose to shut down individual redundant pixels, or combine the output of multiple pixels to form an individual larger pixel,
or take the output of twelve megapixel and downsize it to five megapixels,
or some other method which I may not know (sorry for being ignorant)
While also reducing noise and other artifacts to some extent,
all of the above methods specified above will reduce the amount of detail in the the photo.
Let me explain,
Do you not think 12,000,000 will capture more detail than 5,000,000?
If five megapixels were to be interpolated and reproduced at twelve megapixels then the quality would be better with five megapixels as you said,
But we are talking about twelve million individual pixels, no interpolation, no gimmicks, yes 12MP
So when you use anything lower than 12MP you lose detail, maybe not that much but yes, there is a loss.
If you dont believe me you can check this yourself,
Take a cloth which has a very fine texture and or some paper with different sizes of printed material also including very fine ones,
Shoot in both resolutions using macro mode and you will see the difference..
The best way is to use an image comparison chart, like this one:http://www.gsmarena.com/piccmp.php3
And if you still say megapixels dont mean anything;
here you go:
in gsmarena's words:
"Monitoring the user feedback of our two Pixon12 previews we noticed an interesting trend among the active photo critics on the web - somehow it became very fashionable to claim that the megapixel count is hardly that of an advantage. You know - that it's all about the quality of lens and stuff. While this is undoubtedly true in theory and in practice with some dedicated digital cameras, it is not quite so with the cameraphones.
The truth is that more than often manufacturers purchase in bulk the entire camera modules, including the lens, the sensor and some of the processing hardware. Then, all they do is tune the output by tweaking the processing settings.
That's the reason why the 12MP camera modules come with higher quality lens than the 8MP ones, which in turn most of the time outdo the 5MP modules and so on. Having tested our fair share of cameraphones we can safely conclude that it is extremely rare for a lower-resolution cameraphone to produce better photos quality than a higher-res one. So, in fact the megapixels mean something.
Well, maybe not as much as the marketing tries to convince us but they do have an impact."
So finally its up to the user,
does he want more detail and the added benefits of the twelve megapixel sensor on the phone
just a smaller photo which might look a little better?
(not really sure if it will be indeed better in some methods the lower the resolution, worse becomes the quallity, but surely not noticeable to the naked eye)
PS: Almost forgot,
I like the mods, nice work +1 for you