Sharp crafts thinnest 12.1MP CMOS camera module for smartphones

Smartphones are shedding weight with each passing day. To maintain the slim profile, and still incorporate an advanced high-res camera, is something Sharp has achieved with their slimmest CMOS sensor. Dubbed RJ63YC100, it is a 12.1-Megapixel, 1/3.2-inch CMOS camera module with optical image stabilization featuring a 5.47mm thin profile. The thinnest profile is achieved using Sharp’s proprietary high-density packaging technology.

'Thin is in'

'Thin is in'


This new slim form aims at slender designs adopted by mobile devices. The module also attends to the need of embedded cameras for delivering better image quality and camera functionality. The optical image stabilization utilizes a lens-shift system, which controls lens inside the module.

This camera allows capturing high-quality images even in situations that are prone to causing blurring of images like camera shake and low-light conditions. It supports 1080p video capture and enables owners to take high-def videos with reduced blurring and video transfers to large screen LCD TVs.
Sharp begins shipping samples of the module today.

Published Date: Dec 02, 2011 10:55 am | Updated Date: Dec 02, 2011 10:55 am