Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Omnivision Unveils 32MP Sensor with 0.702um Pixels for Selfies

BusinessWire: OmniVision announces the OV32B sensor, featuring a 0.702um pixel to provide 32 MP resolution in a 1/3” optical format. The OV32B also supports 2- and 3-exposure HDR timing for up to 8MP video modes and still previews. It features a 4-cell color filter array and on-chip hardware re-mosaic, which provides high quality, 32 MP Bayer output in real time—a feature that can be challenging for competitors to achieve in the 1/3” optical format.

In 2021, TSR estimates there will be 244 million image sensors with 32 MP resolution shipped to smartphone manufacturers for use in selfie cameras,” said Arun Jayaseelan, staff marketing manager at OmniVision. “The OV32B strikes the perfect balance between small size and high resolution that the designers of these cameras are looking for.

To boost autofocus accuracy, especially in low light, this sensor offers the option to integrate type-2, 2x2 microlens phase detection autofocus (ML-PDAF). It also provides a CPHY interface for greater throughput using fewer pins, as well as a DPHY interface. Output formats include 32 MP at 15 fps, 8 MP at 60 fps and 6 MP (16:9) at 90 fps—all with 4-cell binning. Additionally, the sensor can output 1080p video at 120 fps, 1.5 MP captures (16:9) at 240 fps and 720p video at 360 fps.

Samples of the OV32B image sensor are available now.


  1. Albert Theuwissen - Harvest ImagingJanuary 6, 2021 at 7:12 PM

    Can someone tell me why 0.702 um pixel pitch and not 0.7 um ? Has this to do with converting inches to centimeters ?

  2. Many of the recent OV sensors come with an OCD-inducing pixel pitch:
    OV64A: 1008nm
    OV32B: 702nm (half a OV64B)
    OV64C: 801nm
    OS04C10: 1998nm

    My guess is a common 9nm design base.



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