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A tripod socket would make a camera more usable.
 
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Revision as of 12:37, 16 July 2007

  • This is also useful for several business applications (like healthcare, servicing, etc)
  • Camera with macro - useful for taking pictures of flowers/insects, but also for scanning business cards for an automated business card to contact informantion process
  • Principal 5MPixels camera and secondary camera for video-conference.


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Camera interface

The current Neo1973 processor does not have a camera interface. A chip with the MIPI Camera Serial Interface (CSI-2) might be used as a future proof solution. The standard is available to companies who have joined the alliance.

A chip that complies to the open Standard Mobile Imaging Architecture (SMIA) Compact Camera Port (CCP2) serial interface may be (more) desirable. The Micron MT9D012 is a 2 Megapixel chip and one of many that complies to these standards.

There are 3.1, 5 and 8 Mega Pixel chips available as well but I don't know if they comply to the above standards. Either way a 2 Mega pixel chip would be basic by the time it was ever implemented into a newer model.

Liquid Lens camera

  • A Liquid Lens camera for small, low power, electronically controlled autofocus.
    Also available as part of an SMIA compatible camera module!


Telescope

Tripod

A tripod socket would make a camera more usable.

Personal tools
  • This is also useful for several business applications (like healthcare, servicing, etc)
  • Camera with macro - useful for taking pictures of flowers/insects, but also for scanning business cards for an automated business card to contact informantion process
  • Principal 5MPixels camera and secondary camera for video-conference.


Camera interface

The current Neo1973 processor does not have a camera interface. A chip with the MIPI Camera Serial Interface (CSI-2) might be used as a future proof solution. The standard is available to companies who have joined the alliance.

A chip that complies to the open Standard Mobile Imaging Architecture (SMIA) Compact Camera Port (CCP2) serial interface may be (more) desirable. The Micron MT9D012 is a 2 Megapixel chip and one of many that complies to these standards.

There are 3.1, 5 and 8 Mega Pixel chips available as well but I don't know if they comply to the above standards. Either way a 2 Mega pixel chip would be basic by the time it was ever implemented into a newer model.

Liquid Lens camera

  • A Liquid Lens camera for small, low power, electronically controlled autofocus.
    Also available as part of an SMIA compatible camera module!


Telescope

Tripod

A tripod socket would make a camera more usable.