However, news that Nokia is planning to roll out a Windows 8 smartphone later this year with a whopping 41-megapixel camera could be the final nail in the coffin for a number of traditional digital camera manufacturers.
Though just a rumor at the moment, first reported by The Verge, the story isn't without merit. At last year's Mobile World Congress, Nokia demonstrated the 808 PureView smartphone, which came with a 41-megapixel sensor and was capable of incredible photos. Nokia did roll out the phone, but on its own Symbian operating system -- which as of today is officially no more -- and in a limited amount of markets.
However, speculation that such a sensor and lens array would one day make it onto a more mainstream handset has not subsided and rumors are mounting that it will be one of the defining features of its new flagship Windows 8 Phone, codenamed ‘EOS' and which is also expected to have an aluminium body.
In its piece, The Verge claims that the phone will roll out in the US this summer.