Omni Vision Ov64 B 5ef6073773997

A 0.7-µm, 64-Mpixel Image Sensor Keeps Smartphones Slim

June 26, 2020
Tiny 64-Mpixel, 1/2” optical-format sensor imbues high-end smartphone cameras with broad capabilities.

OmniVision’s new OV64B image sensor is claimed as the industry’s only 64-Mpixel image sensor with a 0.7-µm pixel size, enabling 64-Mpixel resolution in a 1/2” optical format for the first time. With this device, smartphone designers can create extremely thin phones with high-resolution cameras. Built on OmniVision’s PureCel Plus stacked-die technology, the sensor provides leading-edge still image captures and exceptional 4K video recordings with electronic image stabilization (EIS), as well as 8K video at 30 frames per second (fps). These features make the OV64B well suited for the main, wide, ultra-wide, or telephoto rear-facing camera in multicamera configurations.

The OV64B supports three-exposure, staggered HDR timing for video modes up to 16 Mpixels. It integrates a four-cell color filter array and on-chip hardware re-mosaic, which provides high quality, 64-Mpixel Bayer output in real time. In low-light conditions, this sensor can use near-pixel binning to output a 16-Mpixel image with 4X the sensitivity, offering 1.4-µm equivalent performance for previews and still captures. In either case, the OV64B can consistently capture the best quality images, while enabling 2X digital crop zoom with 16-Mpixel resolution and fast mode switch.

The sensor features type-2, 2x2 microlens phase detection autofocus (ML-PDAF) to boost autofocus accuracy, especially in low light. It also provides a CPHY interface for greater throughput using fewer pins and supports slow-motion video for 1080p at 240 fps and 720p at 480 fps. Other output formats include 64 Mpixels at 15 fps, 8K video at 30 fps, 16-Mpixel captures with four-cell binning at 30 fps, 4K video at 60 fps, and 4K video with EIS at 30 fps.

Samples of the OV64B image sensor are available now.


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