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Old Jul 22, 2005, 10:42 PM   #1
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Anyone interested in reading about the technology inside hybrid cameras might want to take a look at the website of OmniVision, a company providing key components for many of the cameras. Especially their CameraChips and CameraMates.

For instance, the Digilife DDV-S670 uses an OV3610 sensor.

http://www.ovt.com/index.html

More interesting news, including that Aiptek plans to sell 1.5 million cameras this year:
http://www.digitimes.com:8080/print/a20050714A5020.html

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Old Oct 7, 2005, 1:35 PM   #2
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I see this is one of the most-ignored topics in the discussion.:-)

I've determined that the Digilife DDV-V1 (and therefore the Aiptek MPVR) use a different chipset. They use components from Zoran, which explains why the V1 is so different from the previous Digilife models. They used Omnivision chipsets and sensors.

It also probably means that Digilife is not making the MPVR, instead Aiptek happens to be buying the same internals from Zoran. This would explain why the controls are different. It would be easy to design differing button systems, which would do the same things but look different.

www.zoran.com I don't think their website is very current.

The Zoran motherboard is larger than the Omnivision version, which is why the V1 is a larger camera. Zoran components are also used in the Che-ez Movix, and I suspect they were used for the early Musteks and Aipteks. Can we now expect a version of the V1 from Mustek?

Now, if someone could just combine the best features of the Omnivision and Zoran systems, we'd have a camera I'd love to have.
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Old Oct 7, 2005, 3:31 PM   #3
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A website where they discuss hacking the CVS One-Time Use Camcorders. The camera uses mostly the same componenets as the hybrids, so the information can be very interesting:

http://camerahacks.10.forumer.com/in...82f4a670f85c1e


And a description of how to examine and modify the camcorder's firmware:

http://www.maushammer.com/systems/cv...der/index.html


Here's a link to a company that makes software for digital cameras, and provides firmware to Zoran:

http://www.rtos.com/page/?id=120


And an article about how CMOS sensors came out of NASA, CMOS vs CCD etc:

http://www.siliconimaging.com/ARTICL...S%20Market.htm

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