Miniature HDTV Camera for Tight Spaces
February 2nd, 2007
Developed by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen, Germany, this tiny little camera can capture full HDTV 1920×1080 resolution video at up to 60 frames per second.
The MicroHDTV camera measures just about 1.5″ x 1.5″ x 3″ and can easily fit in confined spaces like the inside of a race car or even on a helmet. The camera features IP-based connectivity and all settings (color, white balance, frame rate, etc…) can be controlled via a remote web browser.
This miniaturization could mean that we’ll see really high-quality first person perspective coverage of sporting events in the very near future.