Renesas 16MP smartphone SoC does Full HD, 15fps stills

Renesas has outed its latest high-resolution cameraphone CMOS sensor SoC, capable of processing 16-megapixel image capture and Full HD video recording on a smartphone or mobile device. The Renesas CE150 supports image stabilization, smile detection and object tracking, as well as 15fps shooting of 13-megapixel stills.

The company expects the CE150 to go into mass production in March, with manufacturer samples already available now. No word on which manufacturers might be signing up, but hopefully they'll do the sensible thing and pair the Renesas sensor – and the high-res CMOS it will work with – with some decent optics as well.

Update: We originally reported the CE150 as a CMOS, whereas it's in fact an ARM-based SoC for use as a camera engine. Thanks to James for the clarification!

[via Textually]