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Digital still cameras (DSC) and digital video cameras (DVC) are continuing to move toward CMOS image sensor technology, largely due to their ability to deliver exceptional HD video. The DSC/DVC market is shifting to accommodate changing consumer demands, and CMOS image sensors are the leading contender to address these market trends:

  • Consumers are seeking out small-profile, highly portable flash-based video cameras that offer high-quality image capture and HD video;
  • Social media and video-sharing platforms—such as YouTube and Facebook—drive demand for affordable, high-quality recording devices offering HD; and
  • Consumer preference is shifting toward owning one device that can capture the best still and HD video images.
  • In light of these trends, it’s clear that OmniVision’s CMOS image sensor solutions are ideally suited to address the converging DSC and DVC markets.

    OmniVision’s proprietary OmniBSI™ and OmniBSI-2™ architectures, as well as its new product line of PureCel™ image sensors, give it a clear advantage over competing CMOS image sensor products because they enable best-in-class image quality, color reproduction and low-light performance. OmniVision is exceptionally well positioned to capitalize on the growing DSC/DVC market segment by delivering industry-leading pixel technologies, new HD video standards such as 4K2K/30 and 1080p/60, and high-speed burst technologies not available in CCDs.

    A Market in Transition

    The market for CMOS image sensors targeting DSC and DVC applications is forecast to rise from 68.2 million units in 2013 to 83.2 million units by 2017, with nearly 68 million units going into DSCs. Because of CMOS’ performance capabilities, high levels of integration, CCD-equivalent (or better) image quality and competitive pricing, Techno Systems Research further predicts that CCD shipments will only gain 0.8 million units per year over the same period. OmniVision is poised to take full advantage of these trends as more consumers are demanding HD video, uncompromised image quality and good overall camera performance.

    OmniVision Offers an Extensive Digital Still Camera and Digital Video Portfolio

    OmniVision offers a rich product portfolio to address DSC and DVC applications. Its sensors can deliver up to 3000 mV/lux-sec low-light performance and offer full 720p, 1080p, 4K2K HD video. OmniVision’s OmniBSI pixel architectures and PureCel™ image sensors both achieve strong performance for DSC/DVC applications, with best-in-class low-light sensitivity and market leadership for both small- and big-pixel technology.

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