Samsung announced two new HD CMOS image sensor for use in HD webcams, the 1.3 Megapixel S5K6A1 and the 2.1 Megapixel S5K5B3. Both models are capable of capturing real-time high-definition (HD) images at up to 30 frames per second (fps) at full resolution for internet video/image sharing and high quality VGA resolution for applications requiring video conferencing.
Thanks to Samsung’s 1.75um pixel technology, these CMOS imagers improved low-light sensitivity and reaches 70Lux of YSNR10. Samsung’s new S5K5B3 image sensor supports camera modules with full 1080p HD at 30fps capability in a z-height less than 4.5mm. Samsung’s new S5K6A1 image sensor has been designed for camera modules with 720p HD at 30fps capability in a z-height less than 3.5mm. Mass production of Samsung’s new sensors is scheduled for the second quarter 2010.