With the world being more and more engrossed in stereoscopic 3D ability on the displays of various devices as well as the common placement of full HD displays, it also makes sense that image sensors also take up the mantle of High Definition – and in this case, we’re looking at the Aptina AR0331 surveillance image sensor.

This 3.1-megapixel sensor was specially developed to cater the needs of the ever growing full HD video-centric surveillance market, where it will offer exceptional performance of the new 2.2-micron pixel sensor that boasts of Aptina A-Pix technology (which you can see above).

The AR0331 will target the mainstream 1/3-inch optical format surveillance camera market, bring superior image quality to the masses. It is definitely a performance upgrade to current 3-megapixel sensor designs, where it offers a best-in-class feature set that will combine full HD video with wide dynamic range (WDR) capability and built-in adaptive local tone mapping. Capable of delivering HD video of up to 1080p at 60 fps while using advanced binning techniques to enable the sensor’s sub 1-lux low light performance, this will join the MT9M033 in the HD surveillance camera portfolio from Aptina. We would expect surveillance cameras to help out much more in solving crimes due to the higher resolution – hopefully it is cheap enough to implement in a retro manner. [Press Release]

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