Thursday, November 05, 2015

Omnivision Unveils Two 5MP Selfie Sensors

PRNewswire: OmniVision announces two 5MP image sensors, the OV5675 and OV5695 for front-facing camera applications in smartphones and tablets.

"Front-facing cameras in smartphones and tablets have evolved quickly from low-resolution sensors with limited functionality and relatively low consumer expectations to high performance sensors with a host of advanced features," said Archie de Guzman, senior product marketing manager at OmniVision. "In this regard, we have developed the OV5675 and OV5695 as cost-effective upgrade solutions that can capture more dynamic and detailed images and video, via improved resolution and pixel performance."

Built on 1.12um PureCel pixel, the 1/5-inch OV5675 is said to be the smallest 5MP image sensor currently available on the market today. The sensor captures full resolution video in a native 4:3 aspect ratio at 30fps, or 720p and 1080p video at 60 FPS. Compared to previous generation image sensors, the OV5675 offers improved QE, crosstalk, and power efficiency in a compact package with a z-height of less than 4 mm.

The 1/4-inch OV5695 utilizes 1.4-micron OmniBSI+™ pixel to capture full resolution video in a native 4:3 aspect ratio at 30fps, 1080p video at 30fps, or 720p video at 60fps with support for interlaced HDR (iHDR). The OV5695 supports low power mode, which further reduces power consumption and improves battery life.

The OV5675 and OV5695 are expected to be shipping in volume production at the end of Q4 2015.

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