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News hardware & software 25 October 2019, 13:41

author: Bart Swiatek

World's Smallest Camera Can Fit in a... Vein

OmniVision presented OV6948 - the smallest camera available commercially on the market. The device will help, among others, doctors, veterinarians and crime scenes analysts. The device found its place in the Guinness Book of Records.

OmniVision OV6948 - a camera that can fit almost anywhere. Source: TweakTown.

According to TweakTown, OmniVision has developed the world's smallest camera (at least among commercially available products), with dimensions of 0.575 x 0.575 x 0.232 mm. The OV6948 can record color videos in 200x200 resolution at 30 frames per second. The device has a 120-degree angle of view, and thanks to OmniBSI technology, it copes perfectly with dark environments. The camera was entered into the Guinness Book of Records.

The device is barely visible on the hand and will be able to fit even in a narrow vein. It is not a coincidence, because this is how it is to be used - it will help surgeons, dentists and veterinarians in some procedures. It will certainly also be useful for specialists in analysing crime scenes, but it cannot be ruled out that it will also be used in devices from the category of the so-called Internet of Things (various types of smart gadgets).

The full specification of OmniVision OV6948 camera can be found on the official website of the manufacturer.

  1. Omnivision - official website
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