Kodak Develops KAC-05020, a 1.4 micron 5 megapixel CMOS Sensor, for Camera Phones

Kodak Logo Kodak has announced to develop a new innovative technology for mobile phones. Kodak’s upcoming 1.4 micron 5 megapixel CMOS sensor called the KAC-05020 will allow a camera phone to capture better pictures and videos.

The new KAC-05020 is very sensitive to light and hence has the capability to produce sharper images. Also the new sensor will allow capturing better images even in low-light conditions.

“Camera phones and other small-pixel consumer imaging devices often suffer from poor performance, especially under low light conditions. To manufacture sensors that utilize these very small pixels – only two to three times the wavelength of visible light – we needed to challenge everything we knew about pixel and sensor design,” said Chris McNiffe, General Manager of Kodak’s Image Sensor Solutions business.

“By completely rethinking the design of the CMOS pixel and leveraging our work with high sensitivity color filter patterns and algorithms, Kodak was able to develop this remarkable new sensor that will enable a level of imaging performance previously unavailable from CMOS devices,” added McNiffe.

Also it is capable of recording video footage in 720p at 30 fps.

Kodak has announced to showcase the new KAC-05020 later this month at the Mobile World Congress. And its samples are expected to be available by Q2 of 2008.