Sharp Announces First 3-D Camera for Phones
Electronics manufacturer Sharp announced the world's first 3-D, high-definition camera for mobile devices today.
Sharp revealed the tiny 3-D camera , which packs two lenses into a small form factor, along with intentions to put it in mobile devices ranging from smartphones to point-and-shoot cameras. The miniature device can record high-definition video, up to 720p resolution.
Sharp's 3-D camera captures two separate images and then processes them into one 3-D video, similar to how larger and more expensive 3-D cameras do it.
Sharp plans to release a limited number of its 3-D camera in July, with a full release by the end of the year. Sharp has not released information about pricing, and the cameras may only be available when integrated into other devices.
Sharp also plans to continue the 3-D trend with a series of 3-D LCD TVs and other 3-D cameras.