December 5, 2008

Samsung PC Camera CMOS for Real-time HD Video

Recently, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd has launched a PC camera CMOS that will capture high-definition 1.2 Megapixel system-on-chip (SoC) images for notebook and desktop computers. Samsung's new S5K4AW sensor has immediate applications in areas such as business video conferencing, Internet video sharing, direct to web scanning, biometrics and security.

Dr. Yiwan Wong has described to the media that:

"The notebook and desktop PC market requires an image sensor solution specifically optimized for video," said Dr. Yiwan Wong, vice president of marketing for Samsung Electronics' System LSI Division. "For PC users, the main concern of an embedded camera is video, not still image capturing. We're addressing this nuance with our new CMOS image sensor SoC that has been completely designed, and performance optimized, with high-definition and VGA video in mind."


May be it is a revolution for the professional PC imaging market. Just three days age Nikon launched a Nikon D3X 24.5 megapixel dSLR camera that is able to capture best quality images without noises. Another revolution was when Sony launched its Sony Alfa 900 Digital SLR professional DSLR features 24.6 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor camera. Although, I am no comparing those camera with the Samsung CMOS image sensors to include a new high-definition 1/4-inch, 1.2 Megapixel (Mp) system-on-chip (SoC) imager, the S5K4AW. Samsung is focusing on the good quality images with this camera whenever the webcam cannot capture good images. They also claiming that the users will be satisfy with the quality of the camera.