Laptops are set to get even thinner this year, and they won’t necessarily have to give up webcam quality either.
Immervision has announced a new 8-megapixel webcam sensor for laptops and tablets that is just 3.8mm thick. The module is touted as the world’s thinnest camera system for a laptop.
Immervision describes itself as the “world’s leading developer of advanced vision systems combining optics, image processing and sensor fusion technology”.
“Immervision’s 8 MP ultra-wide-angle lens-sensor combination is only 3.8mm thick and provides a high-quality solution for a variety of applications requiring higher resolution, wide field of view.” and advanced distortion control, ”the company said. said about its latest technology at the CES close this year. “This solution can handle a variety of video conferencing scenarios, capturing larger scenes with optimal image sensor coverage, pixel density and quality. “
The high megapixel resolution built into Immervision’s camera module comes at a time when the global health pandemic continues to rage, forcing many people to switch or continue remote and hybrid work. Improvements in webcam technology will likely help improve collaboration and communications between remote teams.
According to Immervision, the challenge of creating a high-resolution camera sensor in a tight space is being able to reduce the lens and camera module while still delivering high image quality. Many companies are unable to do this because a smaller module often results in low resolution, distortion, and poor performance in low light.
To overcome this, Immervision combined its hardware and software to deliver better results.
This miniature camera module can be used with Immervision’s wide-angle distortion correction algorithms, along with a face and body protection algorithm, allowing [manufacturers] with an unprecedented, unprecedented and unprecedented video calling experience, ”said Patrice Roulet Fontani, co-founder and vice-president of technology at Immervision.
The company said it is working with laptop makers to bring its camera technology to laptops, tablets, hybrids and convertibles. Immervision has not given any estimates as to when we will see the new webcam technology appear.
The rise of video conferencing has led to an increase in the number of monitors that are now equipped with a full integrated video conferencing system. Hopefully that means we’ll start seeing thinner, lighter laptops with Immervision’s first camera module sooner rather than later.