- Published on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 13:31
Latest releases integrate CMOS and CCD sensors and value add-ons.
- Step up to high resolution: Mainland China makers are adopting highresolution CMOS and CCD sensors and better chipsets such as Ambarella. Releases can support as much as 16MP still images and 1080p videos, and 10x digital and 8x optical zoom. Many employ lenses from Taiwan, Japan and Germany.
- Features integration: Suppliers are combining 3D, touchscreen, GPS and wireless connectivity. Most upscale units support USB 3.0 and HDMI 1.4. Solar-powered models reflect “green” trends. More releases will have slowmotion and smile capture, and motion detection.
- Housing design: Anti-leakage and water-resistant casings are emphasized. ABS is the main material used. Midrange and high-end versions adopt aluminum alloy, AlMg and titanium.
- Price & export forecasts: Quotes are projected to be stable in 1H12. Makers implementing markups due to rising material and labor costs and the yuan’s appreciation will limit the increase to less than 5 percent. Most expect overseas sales to stay at current levels or increase by less than 5 percent.
Depo Mfg Corp. Ltd
Description: 5MP CMOS; 2.7in TFT LCD; 1080p at 30fps full HD, 1280x720 at 30fps, 848x480 at 60fps video
New Taiwan Photographic Corp.
Model No: DV1100
Description: 1.3MP CMOS; 2.4in TFT LCD; VGA, QVGA video; 4x digital zoom; 16MB internal memory
Shenzhen Devel Technology Co. Ltd
Model No: DV-72
Description: 5MP CMOS; 2in LCD; 1080p, 720p, 1080i, VGA video; up to 16MP image
Shenzhen Jetyo Technology Co. Ltd
Model No: HDV-T92
Description: 2MP CMOS; 3in LTPS LCD; 320x240, 640x480, 720x480, 1280x720 at 30fps HD video
Shenzhen Pengyangda Digital Co. Ltd
Model No: DV008
Description: 5MP CMOS; 2.8in LCD; 4x digital zoom; 720x576, 640x480 VGA, 320x240 QVGA video
Winait Technologies Ltd
Model No: HD-500C
Description: 5MP CMOS; 2.7in TFT LCD; 1920x1080 at 15fps, 1280x720 at 15/30fps, 640x480 at 15/30/60fps video
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