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OmniVision launches the OV64B, a 64MP smartphone sensor with 0.7 micron pixels: Digital Photography Review


Cellular sensor producer OmniVision has introduced the OV64B, a 1/2” sensor it claims is the ‘world’s first 0.7-micron 64-megapixel picture sensor’ that’s destined for ultra-thin flagship smartphones.

The 1/2” sensor is constructed on OmniVision’s PureCel Plus-S stacked die know-how and a four-cell colour filter array (CFA) with on-chip {hardware} for re-mosaic. Along with 64MP (9248 x 6944 pixel) stills, the sensor also can output 16MP pictures with what OmniVision claims is 4x the sensitivity due to near-pixel binning that yields pictures with a sensitivity equal to sensors with 1.4-micron pixels. Omnivision additionally notes 2X digital crop zoom modes are additionally supported at 16MP.

By way of video, the OV64B is able to recording 8K video at as much as 30 frames per second (fps) 4K video at as much as 60 fps and 4K video with digital picture stabilization (EIS) at as much as 30 fps. It could possibly obtain slow-mo seize at as much as 240 fps at 1080p and 480 fps at 720p as effectively, with different output choices together with 64MP nonetheless seize at as much as 15 fps and 16MP nonetheless seize at as much as 30 fps with four-cell pixel binning.

The final notable characteristic is the sensor’s 2×2 microlens part detection autofocus (ML-PDAF) that OmniVision claims improves autofocus accuracy, significantly in low-light conditions.

No particular data is given with regard to what smartphone producers might use this sensor of their gadgets, however OmniVision says the primary smaple models ought to ship out to potential purchasers in Could 2020. It’s additionally no coincidence that the OV64B has specs that align nearly completely with the capabilities of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset, which is being utilized in flagship Android gadgets all over the world.

Yow will discover out extra data on the OV64B on OmniVision’s web site.


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