Meet The World’s Smallest Camera That won Guinness World Record

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The World's Smallest Camera

Cameras can be quite fancy depending on the size and features, but what about the one that is so small as a grain of sand- I mean you can barely even notice such a camera exist in the first place

As you may have already known by now, cameras come in different shapes and sizes- the big, the small, the bulky, and even the cumbersome, although that may not really be applicable in the modern era. All the cameras come in their respective sizes for various reasons- some to spy, some others could be for logistic reasons, while in other cases, it could be a production-related reason.

Talking about small cameras, there is various reason for creating a small- very portable camera. Mostly for spying, although recently, Medical personnel now make use of this very small cameral for health-related reasons. A very good example of such cameras is the OmniVision OV6948. At sight, you would literally mistake this device for a particle- I mean, it is so tiny that you do easily get it lost if careless.

You do also like to know what is so special about this camera- not for many reasons of course, but its tiny nature is one major specialty about the camera that measures 0.575 x 0.575 x 0.232mm and is capable of producing a 40,000-pixel color image with its RGB Bayer back-side-illuminated chip. Did I hear you say wow! actually, it is that incredible.

Like I earlier stated, it could serve a lot of purposes, and clearly, leisure is probably the least of them. The OmniVision’s small size allows it to fit into surgical tools used in the respective medical lab such as that owned by an ENT otherwise known as Otolaryngologist (a doctor who specializes in problems of theĀ ear, nose, and throat.)- you can imagine looking through the tunnel of a person’s ear, nose or throat- that would have been quite a tedious job to do, but for equipments such as the OmniVision OV6948.

Apart from the size of the camera, the Omnivision is also commendable for its low-power consumption which also allows for less heat, ‘meaning that there is lesser patient discomfort, which could allow surgeons to take their time instead of rushing through a procedure.’

Meanwhile the OmniVision OV6948 received the award of the World’s smallest commercially available image sensor (camera)- powered by Guinness World Record.

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