Sony has developed a coin-sized high-def camera module that can be used for security and industrial applications.

The 8.3-megapixel camera, which measures just 9.5 x 7.1mm, is capable of delivering 720p, 30fps video.

Called the MCB1172, the device from Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions Division includes movie stabilisation, face detection, autofocus and motion autofocus.

It also boasts a high sensitivity mode and a slow-mo function, delivering 120fps as well as the option of 16x zoom.

Sony says it the HD camera is available now for mass production and products with the module are expected to reach business markets later this year.

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