Sharp Develops 3D Camera for Cell Phones
Sharp today announced that it has created a new camera module that would allow mobile phones to capture 3D images and video. Similar to the way human sight works, the module has two separate lenses that will capture individual images for the left and right eyes. The images are then merged to create a 3D picture or video. The module can also capture 3D video in 720p high definition. Sharp said that the module will be sampling by July, and should be available for mass production before the end of the year.
Oppo's 5x Dual Camera Zoom Makes Use of a Periscope
Oppo today announced a new camera module that hides a telephoto lens inside the phone chassis. The main camera makes use of a wide-angle lens.
Sony's Latest Camera Sensor Captures 1000fps Super Slow-Mo
Sony today announced a new camera sensor for smartphones that will make it possible top capture incredible slow-motion video. The dual-layer CMOS sensor includes 1 GB of DRAM, which Sony says allows the sensor to capture and read images much faster.
OmniVision's Latest Sensor Captures Standard and Infrared
OmniVision today announced a new imaging sensor that can be used for facial recognition as well as standard imaging. The OVT2744 is a 1.4-micron PureCel sensor that uses OmniVision's RGB-Ir technology to capture 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second, 720p video at 90 frames per second, or 2-megapixel still images.
Samsung Debuts 1.0μm Pixel Camera Module for Phones
Samsung today said it has begun to mass produce a thinner camera module for high-end phones. The S5K3P3 uses pixels that are 1.0μm in size.