Mitsubishi's cell phone camera technology increases resolution

By Derek Sooman on
Cell phones with higher resolution cameras are on their way, thanks to innovations from Mitsubishi. They will begin sample production next month of a digital camera module for cell phones that has a resolution of 4 megapixels, which will open the way for cell phones with digital cameras capable of higher resolutions than the 3-megapixel class models that are currently the norm. According to Mitsubishi, each module contains a CCD (charge-coupled device) sensor and is capable of producing images of a maximum resolution of 2304 pixels by 1728 pixels. It is also possible to use the module to generate 30 frame-per-second video at VGA resolution. Mass production should begin next year.

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