Sharp to bring 3D cameras to mobile devices

Sharp Japan has developed a 3D camera module intended for mobile devices, that’s capable of capturing high-definition 3D video images.¬† Sharp will start shipping samples in July with consumer devices launching in 2010.

The 3D camera module developed by Sharp incorporates two cameras and includes hardware  to process the image data output by the left and right cameras, including Colour Synchronizing Processing to adjust colour and brightness, Timing Synchronizing Processing to synchronize the timing of the video signals, and Optical Axis Control Processing to correct positioning. In addition, Fast Readout Technology rapidly transfers video data from the image sensor, enabling 3D images to be captured in high-resolution HD mode.

Sharp has designed the camera module for mobile devices such as digital cameras, mobile phones, and smartphones.

Unfortunately you will only be able to preview the image in 2D, however Sharp intends to also to produce small/medium-size and large-size 3D LCDs, as well as on 3D input device technologies such as 3D camera module.