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Is there any whay you can upgrade a cell phones camera? Answered

Like from 2megapixels to 10 by dissasembling and purchasing one.  I have a rumor touch and it has a 2megapixel cam but I was wondering if i could get a camera from another phone or buy a camera that fits and install it. If it is possible can anyone tell me where I can buy a phone camera or how if i can actually upgrade my own?

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lhillyard (author)2011-09-14

the answer is yes you can, but not easily. If you have a degree in electrical engineering and an android phone you could probably pull it off in a weekend. With your iphone, forget it, non open source software. :(

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lemonie (author)2010-08-16


digital cameras >2Mp aren't that expensive?

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jeff-o (author)2010-08-16

In general, no. Typically each camera is specially designed for the phone it's placed in, both in terms of hardware and software. It's very unlikely that there would be a drop-in replacement.

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steveastrouk (author)2010-08-15

No, its far too involved with software as well as hardware in the phone.

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orksecurity (author)steveastrouk2010-08-15

+1. If you want a better camera, the best solution is to get a separate camera. That will also give you better lenses, actual focusing control, and a bunch of other features needed to make the higher resolution actually worth having.

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