Sharp reveals tiny 12.1-megapixel camera sensor

Company claims its module, at 5.47 millimeters high, is the thinnest in the industry.

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Sharp's latest product isn't necessarily one you'd expect from the Osaka-based manufacturer.

Instead of a television set or a smartphone, Sharp's 12.1-megapixel camera sensor module is meant to be used in upcoming handsets. The company claims the module is the thinnest in the industry, at 5.47 millimeters (less than a quarter of an inch) high and less than half an inch deep.

The RJ63YC100 camera sensor will also be able to shoot full-HD (1080p) video and supports lens-shift technology for image stabilization.

Units are expected to sell for 12,000 yen, around $154. There's been no word on whether Sharp has managed to find a buyer, but it's likely we'll see them making their way into smartphones in the near future.

(Source: Crave Asia)

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Aloysius Low is a Senior Writer at CNET covering mobile and Asia. Based in Singapore, he loves playing Dota 2 when he can spare the time and is also the owner-minion of two adorable cats.

 

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