A 12.1-megapixel camera module was revealed by Japanese manufacturer Sharp recently, sporting a series of features packaged into a very slim form, suitable for use on compact smartphones, which have dominated the mobile market recently.
The megapixel firefight between phone cameras is about to heat up. In the latest report, electronics giant Sharp has announced a 12.1-megapixel CMOS camera sensor in the form of an 11 by 11 by 5.47 millimeter module, pushing the limits of mobile camera technologies. The system is capable of image-stabilization and possesses a backlit sensor, standard auto-focus, and full 1080p High Definition video capture. The new camera module, also known by its designation RJ63YC100, is currently ready for mass production by January. This means that we can expect to see wonderful imaging solutions packaged with newer phones but retaining their slim lines in the near future.
This is good news, as it is increasingly often to find people taking pictures with their phone cameras than with their point-and-shoot. When camera technologies become more advanced while maintaining a small form, mobile imaging solution becomes a viable option that may be able to replace traditional cameras in certain market segments. After all who would want to carry two devices when they can use one to achieve the same tasks?
Source: Digital Trends