and i've read that it's a sony. same cam in the experia line. and i'm hearing from some that they like the cam in the nok n8 better. i believe based on chipworks teardown the nok 8 has toshiba inside and it's a fsi, not bsi, cam. god, i love how much more knowledgeable i am than you guys. lol i've read lots of reports, and none mention ovt. i mentioned in earlier posts that the ovt bulls think that the same ovt cam from htc evo is in the 4s. people tell me that it's the 8830. i say, not if it's in the evo. i have teardown info and the 8830 is not in evo. the ovt cam that's in it is the 8812 and it has less sensitivity than the iphone4 cam from ovt. and apple says its new cam has higher sensitivity than that 5mp. based on ovt's own sensitivity numbers, the sensitivity of the 8812 is less than the 5642 (cam from iphone 4). but do your own research. nice this pos is up $4 from the bottom, but to bad it's down $20 from the top.
Here's a pretty clearcut post with an informed opinion that the sensor is Omnivision's:
Good try eric - you read the sensor is Sony on some photo blog that doesn't really have a clue - they still quote the Sony CEO as saying he's supplying sensors to Apple.
Compare the ramblings on that blog to actual analyst comments made today:
Wedge Partners believes OmniVision is primary supplier for iPhone 4S sensor
Wedge Partners continues to believe OmniVision (OVTI) is the primary supplier for the iPhone 4S 8 megapixal sensor due to spec sheet comparison and Apple (AAPL) commentary.
OmniVision 8830 most likely in iPhone 4S, says Oppenheimer
After reviewing the specs of the camera in Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 4S, Oppenheimer believes that OmniVision's sensor is most likely in the device, or that OmniVision at least has a good share of the business. The firm maintains an Outperform rating on OmniVision.
try i got it from the sne ceo. how bout that? how bout i know all the specs and used process of elimination. ovt's 8812 and 20 are too low of sensitivity and the 8830 hasn't ramped yet due to poor yield. do you think they'd ramp if yield was still a concern? did you read of a 73% increase in sensitivity? do the math.