Just the other day we reported that Sharp unveiled what they were calling the world’s thinnest smartphone camera. In terms of hardware, it’s essentially a 12MP camera sensor that features optical image stabilization and is less than 5.5mm thick. While it has yet to make its way into the phones/tablets of some of the bigger brands such as Samsung, LG, Motorola or HTC, it has found its way into the Sharp AQUOS SH-01D that will be available in Japan only.
For those wondering about how well its image stabilization holds up, The Verge has gotten their hands on some videos that Sharp released that you can watch below that demonstrates it image stabilization feature, and we have to admit that we’re impressed! If you’re looking for a more “real world” settings kind of video demonstration, Engadget has taken a couple videos themselves that demonstrates the camera’s image stabilization in a street video.
For videography buffs and photography enthusiasts out there, this will no doubt be a welcome feature, so let’s hope that manufacturers out there will start to adopt Sharp’s camera technology into future smartphones.