Sony: 16.4 Megapixel Camera Phone Image Sensor

Sony developed a 16.41 megapixel Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS 1/2.8 image sensor for camera phones; model name is IMX081PQ. There is an even smaller 1/3.2 8.13 megapixel IMX105PQ. The 16.41 megapixel image sensor will be available in January 2011 and the smaller one in April. I can’t but wonder how much more everything could have been if there were less megapixels.