Monday, October 18, 2010

Omnivision VGA Sensor Inside Sony Eye

EETimes: UBM teardown of Sony Move revealed that the PlayStation Eye camera system is based around OV7725 60fps 6um pixel VGA sensor from Omnivision combined with a stand alone companion image processor, also from Omnivision. This is another high-profile design win for the company. Sony has reportedly sold about 1.5 million Move with Eye bundles in Europe, but sales in the U.S. are believed to be much lighter.

6 comments:

  1. i have read in an interview w/ the sony ceo that sony was going to discontinue making 1mp and vga sensors. wondered who'd pick up the slack. apparently omnivision has. makes good sense because omnivision specializes in these lower resolutions that most vendors steer clear of because of the amount of competition and lower margins associated with the space. kudos to both sony and omnivision for knowing their place.

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  2. The pixel size is relatively big. How about the sensitivity of this sensor ?

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  3. actually the PS Eye have been around since 2007, before the move.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_Eye

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  4. @ "actually the PS Eye have been around since 2007, before the move.

    You are right. I thought the Eye design was updated with Move introduction, but it was not.

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  5. http://www.gamespot.com/news/6029213.html

    Just found out that the previous generation was also based on ovt sensor.

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  6. CMOS again. Ugly wobble effect again. Unusable again. Sad.

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