Samsung Pixon 12


Samsung Pixon 12 appears to be raising the standard for cellular phone cameras with an LED flash, a wide-angle 28mm lens, and a whopping 12 Megapixels. I’m sure there are cellular phones with a higher number of Megapixels, but most consumer digital cameras don’t go that high.

The Pixon 12 can also record video at 30fps for a resolution of 720 x 480. The photos or video footage can be viewed with the 3.1 inch full AMOLED touchscreen. Nice.

By the way, the Pixon 12 is also an HSPA and GPRS/EDGE phone, and comes with Wi-Fi, and FM tuner, and Bluetooth. Very nice!

I’m glad that Samsung has put so much work into the cellphone camera. I know that I have said this before, but why is it that every phone has to have an obligatory camera?

I remember seeing this ad where this guy has a fish tank, and it accidentally breaks. His first response is: “My insurance agent will never believe this”. Then his friend whips out his cell phone with the photographic evidence of the accident and says: “Yeah he will”.

I don’t remember what phone was used on that ad, but if it is a typical cellular phone camera, then there is really only a chance in a million that this person could get that perfect shot. Most pictures taken from my cellular phone camera have to be taken three times because they are too blurry or not enough light. Chime in with a comment if you’ve experienced this.

I wish I had more details from my source on the price and availability date on the Pixon 12, but it is lacking. This is not a slam on my source, because the Samsung site doesn’t seem to have any info on the Pixon 12 either. Let’s just hope you won’t have to pay extra for that fancy camera.