Sharp to Release 12MP CMOS Camera for Smartphones

Sharp to Release 1/3.2-inch, 12 Megapixel CMOS camera module

To help make the smaller and slimmer smartphone demanded by consumers, Sharp Corporation has come up with a 12.1-Megapixel, 1/3.2-inch CMOS camera module with optical image stabilization. The camera module has the thinnest profile in the market, with a height of just 5.47mm.

The optical image stabilization system in the camera module uses a lens-shift system to control the lens, enabling steady and sharp images to be shot in situations prone to blurring caused by camera-shake. The new camera module can also capture video in Full-HD.

Sharp will be shipping samples of its camera module from 2 December 2011, so let's hope these make it into upcoming smartphones soon.

Source: Engadget

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