PR Newswire: Omnivision announces the OV4688, a 4MP sensor in a native 16:9 HD format, designed for HD video and photography in mobile applications. Built on a new 2um OmniBSI-2 pixel, the 1/3-inch OV4688 captures full-resolution 4MP HD video at 90fps, 1080p at 120fps with electronic image stabilization (EIS), and 720p HD at 180fps. The sensor's fast frame rate enables additional key features, including full-resolution continuous frame capture or burst photography where multiple frames are captured in rapid succession, and recording high-quality slow-motion videos using common mobile devices.
"The OV4688's new 2-micron OmniBSI-2 pixel delivers 40 percent higher sensitivity when compared to the 1.75-micron OmniBSI-2 pixel. This improvement combined with the ability to run full-resolution 4-megapixel video at 90 FPS makes the OV4688 a highly attractive camera solution for video-centric applications", said Vinoo Margasahayam, director of product marketing at OmniVision.
The OV4688 features a high-speed 4-lane MIPI serial output interface to facilitate the required high data transfer rate and fits into an 8.5 x 8.5 mm module with a z-height of less than 6 mm. It is currently being sampled and is expected to enter mass production in Q2 2013.