Sharp LZ0P39DS world’s thinnest camera module for mobile phones

Sharp Corporation has developed a 2,000,000 –pixel auto focus CMOS camera module with an optical size only 1/4-inch in size. The new CMOS camera module is the industry’s most compact, thinnest module, and is ideal for compact portable devices such as mobile phones. Small, high-resolution, high-performance cameras are increasingly being adopted for use in compact portable devices such as mobile phones. For the camera unit needed for such features, demand for super-compact camera modules that can be embedded in the limited space available in these devices is also increasing.

This new auto focus CMOS camera module developed is based on proprietary Sharp high-density design technology. Improved optical system design and greater precision in molding components combine to reduce the vertical profile of the unit, resulting in the industry’s thinnest auto focusing mechanism at only 5.0mm thick .Plus, the LZ0P39DS also supports full-motion video capture at 15 frames per second (fps), enabling users to record smooth movie clips. Volume shipments will begin from July 2007.