Sony has announced the development of its super tiny penny-like high definition (HD) camera module. Already now entering mass production, the latest in digital technology MCB1172 8.3-megapixel camera module is astonishingly small, smaller than a £1 coin measuring in at just 9.5 x 7.1 mm. Likely to turn up in a range of products later this year, the potential for Sony’s future products to have HD recording capability is overwhelming.
The MCB1172 from Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions Division will have the ability to deliver 720p, at 30fps, it further includes movie stabilisation, face detection, autofocus and motion autofocus. There’s also a high sensitivity mode and a slow-mo function, delivering 120fps as well as the option of 16x zoom. Likely to first hit the business markets later this year, we might see the MCB1172 equipped in products such as mobile phones, camcorders and quite possibly security equippment.
[via SonyInsider, Engadget]