The history of camera phone modules at Wireless Japan 2009
(This article was originally posted in Japanese at 12:55 July 22, 2009.)
The first commercialized cameraphone is Sharp's J-SH04 in 2001, provided for former J-PHONE(now called Soft Bank Mobile). Although first it was thought to be an oddball novelty but the seamless integration of wireless internet connection and a built-in digital camera soon became a big boom.
At wireless Japan 2009, Sharp had an exhibition of their history of digicam modules. How these have developed?
Read on for detail.
First it was within CIF format(352*288 pix) 0.11Mpix in 2001. But soon it become 3Mpix, 5Mpix, and now there's a 10Mpix model commercialized in 2009.
The latest 10Mpix camera module even has auto focus and sensitizing.
It is always the question; What's next? Aside from a increasing resolution, you can think of IR utilizing and Argumented Reality software installation. Still the development of these cameraphones are totally remarkable.
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