Japanese smartphone manufacturers continue to impress with camera components. Sharp has developed a 12.1 megapixel, 1/3.2-inch CMOS camera module with optical image stabilization that features the industry’s thinnest profile at 5.47mm. The new RJ63YC100 model is said to be less susceptible to blurring that’s typically caused by camera shake or shooting swift-moving objects. It’s also capable of full 1080p HD video capture.
The new module will be included in two new Android smartphones targeting the Japanese market, the NTT Docomo Aquos Phone SH–01D and Softbank Aquos Phone 102SH. Both handsets feature 3D-capable 4.5-inch 720p HD displays and water resistant bodies. Sample shipments of the camera module will begin on December 2nd with volume shipments starting on January 10th 2012.