OmniVision, a company known for its production of imaging sensors, recently announced its first 64MP imaging sensor. Officially known as OV64C, the sensor features a 0.8 micron (μm) pixel size and is designed for high-resolution smartphone cameras in a 1/1.7″ optical format.
The OV64C is built using the brand’s PureCel Plus stacked die technology that it says will allow high-end smartphones to record 4K video with electronic image stabilisation (EIS). Other features include a four-in-one hardware pixel reduction algorithm for full Bayer output, digital crop zoom, and a CPHY interface with fewer pins but greater throughput.
In addition, OmniVision also states that its OV64C sensor integrates an on-chip 4-cell colour filter array and hardware re-mosaic that is capable of 64MP Bayer output in real-time. Further, it can also use near-pixel binning methods in low-light conditions. Allowing it to produce images at 16MP with four times the sensitivity.
Lastly, the brand says that the OV64C features a type-2, 2×2 microlens PDAF for better autofocus accuracy, both in optimal and low-light conditions. On that note, output formats will include 64MP at 15 fps, 8K video at 30 fps, 16MP with 4-cell binning at 30 fps, 4K video at 60 fps, and 4K video with EIS at 30 fps.
As per OmniVision’s official press statement, the OV64C image sensor is already available.