28th May 2005, 11:23 PM
Matchstick-Sized Digital Camera Unveiled
The world’s smallest camera measures merely 1mm for its colour CMOS (complimentary metal-oxide silicon) digital output video sensor, sparking new hopes for smaller and slimmer digital cameras, and possibly better quality pin-hole cameras in the near future.
The micro-miniature lens system is integrated directly into the sensor to produce a color camera that is smaller than the head of a wooden matchstick. The sensor can be tailored to produce high resolution full-screen images in both normal and low-light situations.
This digital imaging breakthrough makes it possible to produce the best possible image for many micro applications including miniature medical, surveillance, military and industrial applications. ACMI, the developer, is in the process of integrating this technology into its own line of endoscopy products.
Extracted from DigitalCamera@101reviews