Smartphones with DSC-level image and video quality

11th November 2013
Source: Omnivision
Posted By : Nat Bowers
Smartphones with DSC-level image and video quality

OmniVision Technologies has today brought DSC-level image and video quality to smartphones and tablets with the new OV10822 10.5-megapixel CameraChip sensor. Capable of recording ultra-high resolution 4K2K video, the native 16:9 high definition image sensor can seamlessly transition between recording still images and HD video.

Leveraging OmniVision's most advanced 1.4-micron OmniBSI-2 pixel, the OV10822 image sensor offers improved high- and low-light performance, and increased sensitivity. This enables the OV10822 to provide excellent image and video quality, even in difficult lighting conditions.

Harish Iyer, product marketing manager at OmniVision, comments: "It is no secret that the next generation smartphones and tablets will be moving to higher resolution cameras, but higher resolution does not guarantee better performance. The OV10822¹s new pixel has thus been crafted to provide not only higher resolution, but enhanced performance at higher resolutions as well. This key feature combination is designed to addresses the OEM¹s drive to achieve balance between industrial design, box specification and the desire to truly deliver DSC-quality images and video on mobile devices."

With the OV10822 native 16:9 sensor, users can capture still images while simultaneously recording HD video without any change in field of view. Offering instant transition between video and image capture modes on mobile devices, the 1/2.6-inch OV10822 utilizes an optimized 1.4-micron OmniBSI-2 pixel to deliver improved high- and low-light performance. Also delivering alternate row high dynamic range functionality, the OV10822 records full-resolution 10.5-megapixel (4320 x 2432 pixels) video at 30 frames per second, as well as 4K2K (3840 x 2160 pixels) at 30 FPS with full horizontal FOV. Supporting 1080p FHD video at 60 FPS while maintaining FOV with binning functionality for RAW output, the new image sensor can offer excellent scene reproduction even in difficult lighting conditions.

Fitting into a camera module form factor of 10 mm x 10 mm x 6.5 mm, the OV10822 features a high-speed 4-lane MIPI output interface to support the required high data transfer rate. The OV10822 will soon be fitting into camera modules that are under 6 mm in height, thanks to advancements in lens designs and autofocus actuator technology.

Expected to enter volume production in Q1 2014, the OV10822 is currently available for sampling.

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