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The smallest camera in the world is the size of a grain of salt

Technology keeps getting bigger and bigger or out of proportion.

Our phones and TVs, for example, started out big, then got incredibly small and are now approaching mammoth sizes.

Cameras are no different. We started with gigantic, old-fashioned cameras that basically had to be placed on a stand or tripod. Then we moved on to portable cameras, and after that came the big, bulky DSLRs. Now, back to the trend of making them small.

And how small, you may ask? Well, the world’s smallest camera is actually smaller than a grain of rice, precisely 0.65mm x 0.65mm, with a z-height of just 1.158mm.

From Oddity Cental:

Developed by Omnivision, a global technology company specializing in innovative advanced digital, analog and touch imaging and display solutions for multiple applications in various industries, the CameraCubeChip® is based on the tiny OVM6948 sensor, which claimed the Guinness World Record of the smallest commercially in the world. image sensor available. It can be mounted on a variety of medical instruments, including single-use guidewires, endoscopes and catheters with diameters as small as 1.0 mm. Its impressively small size makes it perfect for use within the body’s narrowest blood vessels for neuro, ophthalmic, ENT, cardiac, spinal, urology, gynecology and arthroscopy procedures.

Despite its small body, the OVM6948 CameraCubeChip® offers a high resolution of 200 x 200 or 40 KPixels back-illuminated, producing high-quality images of some of the most sensitive areas of the human body. It’s also the world’s only back-illuminated chip-on-tip camera that offers better low-light performance to help reduce LED heat.

The world’s smallest camera has a wide 120-degree field of view and an extended focus range of 3mm to 30mm. It can record video at up to 30 frames per second, and its analog output can transmit over 4 meters with minimal noise.


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