Sony Claims To Have Made World’s Smallest HD Camera Module

Posted May 14, 2009

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.

[via PocketLint]