Kodak creates quarter inch 5 megapixel CMOS image sensor for mobiles


Kodak, by using a technology I wrote about earlier in the year that uses clear pixels to augment light sensitivity, has introduced a quarter inch 5 megapixel CMOS image sensor for mobile phones. Each pixel is 1.4 microns small versus the typical 1.75 microns. This new sensor will allow full 5 megapixel images to be taken with ISO 3200 and 30 FPS video at 720p resolution will also be possible. When used in conjunction with a TI OMAP processor your camera will be able to do many of the things stand alone cameras do today including: digital image stabilization, rapid auto-focus, red-eye reduction, and facial recognition.

Samples of this chip, called the KAC-05020, will sample in Q2 2008. It will be demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress as well, rumor has it Motorola is building a phone with this sensor inside.

[Via: Engadget, Kodak PR]

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