Sharp Introduces Ultra-Thin CMOS Camera Module
Design engineers who need to integrate camera sensors into space-constrained products should take note of Sharp’s new 12.1 megapixel CMOS module, the RJ63YC100. At 5.47 mm high, it’s one of the thinnest available with optical image stabilization.
According to the company, the optical image stabilizer uses a lens-shift system to control the lens inside the module. This can eliminate blurring due to camera shake in dim light conditions, or when objects are moving. It also supports full HD (1080p) video capture.
What’s interesting is the marriage of a small-footprint module, high resolution, and image stabilization — difficult to find in a smart phone camera, and potentially useful in other compact applications. The sensor is already being used in Sharp’s AQUOS SH-01D camera.
You can see video clips comparing video with or without the optical image stabilization below: