Microsoft to work with OEMs to improve camera quality on Windows Phone 7 devices

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Despite all Windows Phone 7 cameras having at least 5 megapixel cameras and 720p video recording, the quality of the images and video produced has varied greatly, with some being pretty poor, and some very good.

Microsoft aims to raise the bar to universally good camera quality on Windows Phone 7 handsets by working with OEMs to “drive image quality into  (the) Windows Phone camera” and are currently recruiting a graduate with at least 10 years experience in the camera/imaging industry, a proven understanding of the camera/imaging process end-to-end, from how lenses and sensors work, to the manufacturing process, the objective & subjective means through which image quality can be measured, and a knowledge of industry trends with both established and upcoming technologies.

Hopefully this focus will spill over into the next generation of Windows phone 7 devices, and we can stop hearing “nearly as good as the iPhone” when talking about the image sensor on Windows Phone 7 devices.

See the full job post here.

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