Last week Sharp introduced a new camera module with optical image stabilization that features the industry’s thinnest profile (5.47 mm). The module is able to capture images up to 12.1-Megapixel, features a 1/3.2-type CMOS sensor, and can record full 1080p HD video. The real star of the show here is the optical image stabilization.

Sharp’s new camera module uses a lens-shift system to control the lens inside the module, which helps it capture high-quality images in bad situations like with low lighting or with moving subjects. The Sharp Aquos SH-01D available on NTT Docomo is the first Android phone to feature this new camera module and it’s already on sale in Japan.

Check out the demo videos below for an idea of what to expect. We don’t think the Sharp Aquos will make it out of Japan, so head over to Engadget where Richard Lai shares his first impressions of the phone.

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