Sony Corporation claims to have created the first coin-sized high definition camera module. The camera module was designed for the security industry. It features an 8.3 megapixel resolution and is smaller than a dollar coin. The camera size is about 9.5×7.1mm.
It is called the MCB1172 and was developed by Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions Division. The MCB1172 has the ability to deliver 720p video at 30fps. Other features include slow-mo function, 16x zoom, movie stabilization, face detection, autofocus, and motion autofocus. The MCB1172 is ready for mass production and will become available later this year.