OmniVision is the name behind the
amazing camera on the iPhone 4 and this announcement of the company's
12.6-megapixel camera phone sensor capable of delivering 60fps 1080p
video might have you checking your calendar in anticipation. While
recent rumors suggested that Apple might switch to Sony for the camera on the upcoming iPhone 5, we haven't heard a
So if the new iPhone packs an OmniVision camera, this could be a match made in heaven as the caliber of this one here is exceptional – it's a raw CMOS image sensor tailor-made for mobile use. The new OV12825 sensor comes with electronic image stabilization and backside illumination architecture. In addition, you get a better low-light sensitivity and fast performance. Stills can be captured with a resolution of up to 4224x3000 and a speed of 15fps.
Any chance for this appearing in the iPhone 5? Not as low as you might think – the sensor is ready for testing and mass production could start this spring. With rumors of a later release of the next-gen iPhone, could we see Apple change everything again? Sound off in the comments below!