Tamron, an integrated optics manufacturer and leader in the security/surveillance equipment industry, announces the release of an Ultra-Compact Camera Module with an industry-first* Optical Vibration-Compensation feature (Model: MP1010M-VC).

The leading drone manufacturers of today are integrating various types of small-size cameras into their systems. The problem becomes pronounced in terms of size and the picture quality.

Tamron announces the release of an ultra-compact camera module with an industry-first* optical vibration-compensation feature which assures high-quality image stabilization when images are captured in a vibrating environment. The realized physical size and weight of the compact module are optimum for drones, where weight, dimension, picture quality and vibration issues are essential.

Key Features

  1. Camera Module with Industry-First* Optical Vibration-Compensation

Images get blurred when captured under vibration. The problem emerges especially when images are captured at the telephoto-end. Compensation of blurring by means of post-processing software is accompanied by degradation in image quality; the new camera module, Model: MP1010M-VC, eliminates image blurring by means of Tamron’s proprietary optical vibration-compensation, and assures crisp and clear images at all scenes.

  1. Miniature and Lightweight Camera Module

With an optical vibration-compensation feature integrated, the module only measures a total length of 58.4mm and weighs approx. 77g, which enables effective saving of space and payload.

  1. Compatibility with Full HD

The video output is compatible with the industry-standard 1920 x 1080 Full HD. The module provides high-resolution, high-quality images optimum for surveillance as well as myriad of other applications.

  1. Excellent Optical Performance

Tamron’s proprietary optical design and advanced low-reflection coating technology, in combination with extensive engineering knowledge and in-house manufacturing know-hows, ensures superb image contrast without color blurs.

* in volume-production miniature-size camera modules (survey by Tamron, as of Jan. 2016)

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Edit on 05.08.2016

I thought, this could also be interesting to see the detailed dimensions of the module.


Contact information

Tamron Europe GmbH

Address:              Robert-Bosch-Str. 9, D-50769 Cologne, Germany

Phone:                 +49 (0) 221 97 03 25 0

Website:              http://www.tamron.eu/industrial-optics/

Email:                  info@tamron.de

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  • Hello all, sorry for the late response.

    @Petr, in this case you would need a 2x tele converter, we have also a version of our module with a filter mound on it, if there is a tele converter which can be mounted in front of the optics, it should be no problem. However, a tele converter is used usually between the sensor and optics. Therefore it could be a little bit harder to make the FoV narrower. On the other hand, this probleme could be solved via digital zoom, but we all know the disadvantages of the digital zoom.

    @Rob, as I mentioned before, an analog output could be possible via an interface board, lets calculate with additional 10-15 g approximately.

  • The lack of analog video output, is actually the biggest detriment to this thing.  :(  

    I'm looking for an EO camera to combine with an IR (FLIR Vue Pro) to make an EO/IR gimbal payload.  I'd be interested in this, if it weren't for that.

    Digital would be doable, but then the FLIR Vue Pro is analog (unless you buy the adaptor) so it's not a good match.

  • @Halil, Hi. It is possible to add something like teleconverter to this camera or different lens? We need FOV approx. 3° at max zoom. 

  • @John, thank you very much for the feedback. The analog parts are more expensive, bulky and heavy, therefore on ultra-compact camera really hard to integrate directly on the camera. However, as far as I know it is possible to convert the signal to analog on the interface board, which brings us to the question from Vladimir.

    @Vladimir, there are several interface board makers who have already developed different boards for our module. We, as Tamron do not produce the boards and do not have any in our stocks, however if you contact our sales team they could make some suggestions I guess. There are boards with HD-SDI, HDMI, USB 3.0, IP and DVI outputs already on the market as far as I know.

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    How with additional bord for convert video output?

  • Developer

    Yeah. Making a servo gimbal from scratch, for small sized block camera like this is less then a days work. It is literally just servos and some L brackets.

    Only thing missing is analog video output. Micro coaxial LVDS cables and connectors are not well suited for gimbal movements, and I don't know of any RF video transmitter system that would accept the signal.

  • Hi all, 

    thank you very much for your interest. 

    The MP1010M-VC is already in mass-production. For your inquiries you can easily contact our subsidiaries or distributors for industrial optics. Also the more detailed information about the VC can be received from them. 

    As Rob already mentioned, we do not want to replace the gimbals, we target to make the gimbals more effective and help to solve the problem with vibration. Because, especially at the tele-end of the camera on a far distance even a small vibration is a huge problem and our optical VC system is able to solve such kind of problems. VC is based on a moving lens group/elements with an on board gyro sensor, able to move magnetically and located in front of the image sensor, so that the picture can be kept perfectly fitted on the sensor. 

  • Tamron are also known for offering truly excellent glass at really affordable prices in the SLR market. It is great news they are looking at aerial imaging.
  • Very interesting.
  • Hi Rob,

    Good point about servo based gimbals.

    If we could effectively use servo gimbals it would make things a lot easier.

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