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High dynamic range 4K video conferencing for laptop PCs

13th September 2022
Sam Holland

OMNIVISION has announced the OC08X, what it says is the indusry's only 9.2-megapixel (MP) CMOS image sensor with pixel size at 0.7 microns, enabling 4K resolution in a 1/5.7-inch optical format. The OV08X can be used in the most stringent 4mm y-dimension module laptops with 16:10 (1920x1200) aspect ratio monitors. It is the first image sensor for the laptop market to integrate a four-cell color fasilter array and on-chip hardware remosaic, providing high-quality, 9.2MP Bayer output in real time.

The OV08X can be used in the most stringent 4mm y-dimension module laptops with 16:10 (1920 x 1200) aspect ratio monitors. It is the first image sensor for the laptop market to integrate a four-cell colour filter array and on-chip hardware remosaic, providing high-quality, 9.2MP Bayer output in real time.

“Users no longer have to rely on their external webcams for high-quality video calls. OMNIVISION’s OV08X image sensor allows high-end and flagship notebook designers to create the thinnest possible devices with high-resolution 4K cameras,” said Akeem Chen, product marketing manager, OMNIVISION. “We have also addressed many work- and learn-from-home user needs with the new OV08X, including autoframing, human presence detection, and high dynamic range (HDR) image capture.”

OV08X supports the latest laptop trends

The 4K resolution OV08X image sensor supports AI-tuned autoframing, which keeps the user in the center of the screen during video calls, and field of view can be customized. Human presence detection is a relatively new and high-demand feature that allows for touch-free logins and auto-locks. The sensor is built with a low-power image signal processor to provide leading-edge light sensing mode and ultra-low power to maximize battery life.

Additional features of the OV08X

• Built on OMNIVISION’s PureCelPlus-S stacked-die technology for a small module footprint

• Outputs 4K video at 30 frames per second

• Utilises four-cell pixel binning with two-exposure staggered HDR timing to minimize motion artifacts and capture crisp, clear video in difficult lighting conditions

The OV08X image sensor is sampling now and will be in mass production in December 2022.

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