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Sharp develops tiny 8.3-megapixel camera sensor

updated 09:20 am EST, Mon January 22, 2007

Sharp 8 3 MP Sensor

The research division of Sharp today revealed that it has developed a sensor that could help compact point-and-shoot cameras, according to NikkeiBP. While a small 1/2.5-inch chip, the sensor captures 8.28 megapixels -- a much higher figure than the 7-megapixel limit imposed on the thinnest cameras in use today. The breakthrough came about through smaller 1.75 μm square pixel cells, Sharp says, and has actually reduced the relative size by 60 percent compared to earlier sensors in the class. The technology should allow for even smaller cameras while still increasing the sharpness of still photos.

Sampling of the new sensor starts this month, with full production expected by April; cameras using the technology should follow soon afterwards and are likely to be commonplace by the end of the year.




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