OmniVision unveils 64 MP sensor with 0.7 micron pixel size

OmniVision Technologies announced the OV64B, the company’s first 64-megapixel (MP) image sensor with a 0.7 micron pixel size, enabling 64 MP resolution in a 1/2-inch  optical format. The company says this allows high-end smartphone designers to create thinner phones with high resolution 64 MP cameras. Built on OmniVision’s PureCel Plus stacked die technology, this sensor provides 4K video recordings with electronic image stabilization (EIS), as well as 8K video at 30 frames per second (fps).

“This year, TSR estimates there will be 127 million image sensors with 64 MP or higher resolution shipped to smartphone manufacturers,” said Arun Jayaseelan, staff marketing manager at OmniVision. “The OV64B, with the industry’s smallest size for a 64 MP sensor, is further enabling this trend among high end and high mainstream smartphone designers who want the best resolution with the tiniest cameras.”

The OV64B supports three-exposure HDR timing for up to 16 MP video modes and integrates a 4-cell color filter array and on-chip hardware re-mosaic, which provides high quality, 64 MP Bayer output in real-time. Other output formats include 64 MP at 15 fps, 8K video at 30 fps, 16 MP captures with 4-cell binning at 30 fps, 4K video at 60 fps and 4K video with EIS at 30 fps.