Project Cafe to use camera from OmniVision?

EatChildren

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Originally posted by demonturkey here in the Cafe rumour thread.

demonturkey said:
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OmniVision hints they might be making camera for Project Cafe

"Console plans were also unusually singled out during the call. The company said it had obtained a "significant design win" to supply cameras for a game console that would be ready in the next several months.

While the customer wasn't named, it wasn't likely to be Microsoft given that it already has a deal with the Kinect. With Sony more likely to use its own sensors for the NGP, the deal is more likely to focus on Nintendo's Project Cafe. The sequel to the Wii is rumored to be getting a controller with a camera for self-portraits and other photo-related gameplay that would need phone-sized sensors like those made by OmniVision."

EDIT: removed iPhone bit to stop confusion
This isn't the first time the 'camera in the controller' rumour popped up, though does seem like confirmation.

The original rumour is sourced at 01net earliest Cafe leaks found here. Now that the camera seems quite likely, it might be worth looking back through this report.
 

Drkirby

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Could actually be Microsoft or Sony if they pull out a new console. But Nintendo is a safe bet.
 

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Project Cafe rumors are building up and from what I can process, it'll be a pretty competent console if even some of these rumors are true.
 

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So is it the console or the camera that's going to "be ready in the next several months"?

EDIT: Hey, I'll answer my own question! I can't see Café releasing any time soon, so it must be the camera!

The wording of the sentence still does make it sound like they're talking about the console being ready so soon, though.
 

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Josh7289 said:
So is it the console or the camera that's going to "be ready in the next several months"?
Well Production is supposed to start in October for Cafe. So they would need to be ready to supply for that period
 

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Josh7289 said:
So is it the console or the camera that's going to "be ready in the next several months"?

Camera for the console.
The Cafe is suppose to start production in October.
 

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I dont really see how it cant be Cafe. Sony wont have a new console out in several months, and Vita will use Sony's camera tech. Microsoft will be the same on the console front, and they have Kinect, so it could only be them if they had a surprise handheld (which I dont see happening).

Unless its...SEGA.
 

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EatChildren said:
I dont really see how it cant be Cafe. Sony wont have a new console out in several months, and Vita will use Sony's camera tech. Microsoft will be the same on the console front, and they have Kinect, so it could only be them if they had a surprise handheld (which I dont see happening).

Unless its...SEGA.