OmniVision OV5647 - compact and sensitive 5 megapixel sensor for mobile with support for RAW

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Company OmniVision Technologies has announced a new 1/4-dyuymovy 5 megapixel RAW CMOS sensor OV5647. This compact solution is designed for use in mobile phones and laptops. This sensor has a small size - 8,5 x8, 5x5 mm and allows a compact camera module for portable devices. Especially good small thickness sensor. In addition, OmniVision claims that it provides best-in-class sensitivity when shooting in dark conditions. Moreover, OV5647 can shoot 720p HD video at 60 frames per second and 1080p at 30 frames per second.

Sensor OV5647 uses a backlight OmniBSI, which allows to get clearer and brighter images compared to using technology frontal illumination (FSI). It also allows you to save photos in format RAW RGB, and all the necessary settings (exposure, white balance, black level calibration, and so on) are done automatically. OmniVision has already provided samples of the new sensor, and its mass production will start in July.