Business Wire: Aptina introduced its new 1/3-inch native 1080p60 HD video sensor with support for electronic image stabilization (EIS). The sensor can support all HD video modes (1080p60, 1080p30 and 720p60) without losing field of view.
Leveraging a new 2.2um pixel design and Aptina's A-Pix technology, the new AR0330 is claimed to deliver excellent low-light performance, color and video quality. With its 3x3 on-sensor binning mode, the AR0330 also supports WVGA with high-speed capture options at 120fps and 240fps. In addition to high-end digital video performance, the AR0330 makes it possible to capture a 3.2MP still image due to its multi-aspect ratio format.
The AR0330 supports multiple serial interface options, including four-lane HiSPi and four-lane MIPI.
"We are thrilled by early responses from our customers, which we feel, confirm our belief that this is the best 2.2-micron pixel sensor they have ever seen", said Sandor Barna, Vice President and General Manager of Aptina’s consumer camera business unit.
The AR0330 is offered in a ceramic LCC package, a new small form factor CSP package, or in bare die for module integrators. The Aptina AR0330 is currently sampling with mass production expected in Q2 CY2011.
Update: Aptina posted Youtube video comparison of its new AR0330 sensor paired with Ambarella A7 processor vs high-end camcorder, apparently based on 6MP Sony BSI sensor:
Thanks to S.M. for sending me the video link!