Samsung has announced that they have the world’s smallest 8 megapixel camera. So, small in fact, that it is far thinner and more compact than many 5 megapixel cameras available today. About the size of a coin (28 x 15.3 x 8.5mm), the tiny camera boasts 3x optical zoom, a sensor with up to ISO 1600 light sensitivity, anti-blur and noise correction, and both face and smile detection. As far as the optics go, Samsung has equipped it with a 30mm wide-angle equivalent lens capable of close macro shooting of up to 0.4 inches away.
Samsung says the new camera should find its way into cell phones and other portable devices. Products equipped with the new technology should start shipping around mid year.