Sharp announces the camera module to which it can take a picture of 3D image of the high-definition television (1280×720 pixels) for the mobile device on May 12. The sample is shipped in July, and it mass-produces it by the end of 2010. Installing in a digital camera, a cellular phone, and a smart phone, etc. is scheduled.
3D image is achieved by taking a picture of the image for the right eye and for left eyes at the same time with two cameras, and synthesizing it to one image. “Optical axis adjustment processing” that adjusts “Timing synchronized processing” that makes the timing of “Color synchronized processing” that adjusts the color of the image that right and left two cameras output with brightness and the image signal synchronous and mis-registration is installed in 3D camera module announced this time.
Taking a picture of 3D image in the high-definition television mode becomes possible by reading the signal from the image sensor at high speed. Moreover, it is one of the features to have achieved compact shape by the high density surface-mounting technology that Sharp has cultivated for years.
Sharp announces 3D liquid crystal for the touch panel, and is assuming that it aims at the creation of 3D new market by 3D camera module technology. Via: IT Media [JPN]