Aptina announced MT9D015, a 1/5-inch, 2MP sensor for primary and front-facing cameras for still image and video capture in smartphones. The sensor captures 720p/30fps video and also full resolution snapshots at 30fps for reduced shutter lag. Video recording in 720p/30fps format relies on high quality scaling provides and maintains full field-of-view. The MT9D015 uses the latest generation 1.75um pixels and enables low z-height to enable thinner phones. The sensor integrates some ISP features like defect correction, scaling and lens shading correction.
Currently sampling, the MT9D015 is being evaluated by several leading mobile manufacturers. Mass production is scheduled for calendar Q4 2011.