We are dealing with the 12.7MP OV12830 camera module, which stands out with being able to capture full-resolution photos at a pretty high rate – 24 frames per second, as long as the device it is attached to can handle that. In comparison, the HTC One X is capable of capturing about four 8-megapixel photos each second. And if that is not enough, the module can take HDR footage, as well as 1080p video with image stabilization at the silky-smooth 60 frames per second. Not too shabby for a camera that is meant to go inside of a smartphone, right?
Well, we can only guess how good the images will actually look. At 1/3.2 inches, this OmniVision sensor is smaller than the one in the Nokia N8, for example, and that is one of the variables that image quality depends on. But then again, we have to be patient until the module ends up in a smartphone, and then do the judging. And that is not likely to happen until next year as mass production is scheduled to begin this fall.