Sharp Unveils 3D Camera for Mobile Devices

Posted in Hardware,News by Ruslan Ulanov on the May 12th, 2010

Sharp Develops 3D Camera Module for Mobile Devices Capable of Capturing High-Definition 3D Video Images; Key Device to Make 3D Video Readily Available

Sharp 3D camera

Sharp 3D camera

Osaka, May 12, 2010 – (JCN Newswire) – Sharp Corporation has developed a 3D camera module for mobile devices capable of capturing high-definition (720p)(1) 3D video images, an industry first.(2) Sharp will start shipping samples in July. Mass production of these modules will begin within 2010.

3D images are composed of two views taken using two cameras that simultaneously capture separate images for the right and left eyes. Consequently, a 3D camera requires peripheral circuitry to apply image processing to the two images, for example, to adjust color or to correct positioning between the images from the two cameras. Manufacturers have thus been pursuing designs that reduce the size and weight of 3D cameras and seeking ways to shorten their development period. (continue reading this article and leave comments here…)