Sony has developed a CMOS camera to be integrated into the Nissan “around view monitor”, which displays an overhead view of a vehicle with four cameras video system. The 23.4 × 23.4 × 21.7mm camera will offer 1.3 MP, 30 frame rate per second, with a 186.2° view in a horizontal direction and 147° in a vertical direction. We guess for keeping a REALLY close look on your car.
So few CMOS cameras have been made for cars because of their poor performance compared to that of CCD’s. And while Sony didn’t release any official performance info, they did say “of course, it reached the required level for vehicles.” — Andrew Dobrow