One of the most important indicators of technical progress is the miniaturization of all devices and components. With most mobile gadgets manufacturers have already reached the maximum practical limit, so use the phone smaller than a wristwatch to be elementarily uncomfortable. But with all the cameras a bit more complicated, and this is confirmed by the example of a new product Flea3 from Point Grey.
Dimensions of the camera Point Grey Flea3 (FL3-U3-88S2C) make up only 29x29x30 mm, but it was enough to equip it with Sony IMX121 sensor based on CMOS-architecture Exmor R backlit. This sensor has high quantum efficiency and low noise level, so the output is very high quality picture. And even the 8.8-megapixel resolution sensor is not the main advantage of the model, the camera shoots video in the resolution of 4096×2160 pixels, but only at a frequency of up to 21 frames per second.
However, the device is not self-sufficient, the camera is Point Grey Flea3 lacks built-in battery power is supplied only from an external source. But on board the present port USB 3.0, temperature controllers and power of the current status and the buffer memory of 32 MB. In addition, the manufacturer promises to regularly update the proprietary software. Price Point Grey Flea3 very impressive, it is 945 U.S. dollars.