OmniVision Announces Its First 64MP, 0.801um CMOS Sensor

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PRNewswire: OmniVision announces the OV64C, its first 64MP image sensor featuring a 0.801um pixel size for rear-facing smartphone cameras in a 1/1.7" optical format. Built on OmniVision’s PureCel Plus stacked die technology, the new sensor features 4-cell remosaic for full resolution Bayer output as well as digital crop zoom, and a CPHY interface. In low light conditions, this sensor can use near-pixel binning to output a 16 MP image with 4X the sensitivity, offering 1.6 um equivalent performance for previews and still captures.

TSR estimates there will be 127 million image sensors with 64 MP or higher resolution shipped to smartphone manufacturers in 2020,” said Arun Jayaseelan, staff marketing manager at OmniVision. “The OV64C, with its premium resolution and features, is well positioned to address this ramp in demand among high end smartphone designers.

The sensor features type-2, 2x2 microlens phase detection autofocus (ML-PDAF) to boost autofocus accuracy, especially in low light. Output formats include 64 MP at 15 fps, 8K video at 30 fps, 16 MP captures with 4-cell binning at 30 fps, 4K video at 60 fps and 4K video with EIS at 30 fps. Additionally, the OV64C supports 3-exposure, staggered HDR timing for up to 16 MP video modes.

Samples of the OV64C image sensor are available now.

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