Samsung Electronics' (www.samsung.com) 1/3.2-inch 8 Megapixel CMOS imager, the S5K3H7, utilizies an advanced 1.4um back side illuminated (BSI) pixel technology. This high-speed imager supports a frame rate of 30 frame-per-seconds (fps) for full 8Mp resolution, capable of delivering camcorder-class video quality on mobile handsets.
It supports up to 30fps at full 8Mp resolution and 1080p full HD video recording. The high-speed sensor features instant capture of dynamic images without shutter lag. The highly sensitive shutter operations coupled with high-resolution features allow the capturing of motion snapshots and continuous shooting of fast-moving subjects such as pets and sports in action.
By adopting a parallel processing data solution, the imager doubles the frame rate over previous generation of 8Mp imagers to 30fps, while operating at similar power levels due to the sensor’s low-power circuitry.
The new sensor also provides 720p video recording at 120fps and VGA resolution images at 240fps for slow motion playback on mobile phones.
In addition, the slim form factor fits a 8.5mm x 8.5mm auto focus camera module with a height dimension of 5.5mm gives design engineers a great deal of freedom in designing camera modules suitable for slim mobile handsets and small form factor applications.