Sharp's Tiny Stabilised Camera Sensor Will Unblur Your Shakiest Smartphone Shots

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Sharp's boasting that their new 12.1MP sensor module is the world's thinnest, allowing it to squeeze completely unnoticed into newer, svelter smartphones. What users will notice is its built-in optical stabilisation, reducing the amount of blur in their photos.

The module measures in at just 5.47mm thick, but Sharp has still managed to include a mechanical lens-shift stabilisation system in the 1/3.2-inch CMOS camera module, countering most of the handheld shake that usually leads to blurry photos. The sensor is also capable of recording full 1080P HD video with the stabilisation running, resulting in sharper footage, particularly when filmed in low light conditions.

The module is expected to go into volume production starting in early January, so we shall be seeing them in mobile phones a year or later down the track. [Sharp via Fareastgizmos]