OmniVision OV6948: the smallest camera

With the advent of mobile cameras, first on ordinary push-button phones, and then on smartphones,

photo industry has a new impetus.Cameras are now being produced for a variety of purposes, professional cameras with large sensors on bulky devices to create high-quality, high-resolution photographs. Miniature cameras that fit into thin smartphones, as well as even more miniature ones that are literally microscopic. Thus, the OmniVision OV6948 camera was recently announced, which is comparable in size to a grain of sand. Its dimensions are half a millimeter in width and length and 0.2 millimeters in thickness. Of course, this camera cannot perform a miracle and shoots at a resolution of 40 thousand pixels. Bayer RGB sensor.

Scope of application

The camera is very small, the resolution is alsosmall, where to use one for which it is needed? Of course, such sizes are not suitable for a professional camera, even this camera will not be installed on smartphones, but you can also call it a professional. For example, is the use in medicine not a professional field? The microscopic dimensions of the camera allow it to be integrated into medical instruments, into the same surgical instruments, probes for examining internal organs. Previously, most operations were carried out almost blindly, surgeons did not see that they cut and suture what remains after the intervention. Now everything has changed, new technologies are applied to personal experience.

The camera, which is built into the instruments, transmitspicture on a large monitor, and surgeons can see perfectly what they are doing, where they are doing it. The miniature size of the chamber implies low energy consumption, therefore, very little heat, which is good for the patient and the operation. In the future, the manufacturer promises to develop a camera with a higher resolution without increasing the size. In the end, the shooting quality of this miniature camera will be pulled to acceptable heights, and perhaps will be used in the field of the Internet of things.