Sharp announces tiny 5-megapixel CMOS camera


Unless that coin-looking object is actually a manhole cover on 500th Street, the new CMOS camera module on its left is pretty tiny — the world’s smallest, in fact. Ah, indeed it is, according to SlashPhone.

“The camera module has a size of only 9.5 x 9.5 x 6.6mm and support auto focus for better image quality. Sharp will start sending out the sample unit next week and start the mass production from July.”

What does this mean for guys like you and me? You know, guys who like guys/girls who like camera modules? It means that some day your phone will have a teeny tiny 5-megapixel auto-focusing camera, that’s all. Sounds fine to me.