Color CMOS 12.6-megapixel (4224x3000) Image Sensor with OmniBSI™ Technology

The OV12825 is a 12.6-megapixel RAW CMOS image sensor designed specifically for high-performance mobile applications. Offering both DSC-quality photography and full 1080p/60 high-definition (HD) video with electronic image stabilization (EIS) makes the sensor a highly attractive solution for high-end feature and smart phone manufacturers.

With a 1/2.5-inch optical format, the OV12825 utilizes OmniVision's proven 1.4-micron OmniBSI™ backside illumination (BSI) pixel architecture to achieve best-in-class pixel performance and low-light sensitivity of 650 mV/lux-sec. The sensor has a unique binning capability that further increases sensitivity in 1080p HD video mode at 60 frames per second (fps), while still providing additional pixels for EIS. The OV12825 has an active array of 4224 x 3000 BSI pixels operating at 15 fps in full resolution. Additional benefits of OmniBSI technology include increased quantum efficiency, reduced crosstalk and low photo response non-uniformity, which all contribute towards significant improvement in image quality and camera performance.

Offered with industry standard connectivity including 4-lane MIPI, LVDS and DVP interfaces, the OV12825 supports 10-/12-bit RAW RGB and CCIR656 output formats. The sensor offers programmable controls for frame rate, mirror and flip, cropping, and windowing as well as support for horizontal and vertical sub-sampling. All required automatic image processing functions, including exposure control, gain control, white balance, band filter, 50/60 Hz frequency detection and black level calibration are programmable through the SCCB interface.


  • Ultra high performance

  • Programmable controls for:
    - Frame rate
    - Mirror and flip
    - Cropping
    - Windowing

  • Image quality controls:
    - Lens correction
    - Defective pixel canceling

  • Support for output formats:
    - 10-/12-bit RAW RGB data (DVP)
    - 10-/12-bit RAW RGB data (MIPI/LVDS)
    - CCIR656

  • Support for horizontal and vertical sub-sampling

  • Support for images sizes:
    - 12.6MP
    - EIS1080p
    - 1080p
    - EIS720p
    - 720p
    - VGA, etc.

  • Support for binning

  • Standard serial SCCB interface

  • Automatic image control functions:
    - Automatic exposure control (AEC)
    - Automatic gain control (AGC)
    - Automatic white balance (AWB)
    - Automatic band filter (ABF)
    - Automatic 50/60 Hz frequency detection
    - Automatic black level calibration (ABLC)

  • Digital video port (DVP) parallel output interface

  • LVDS serial output interface

  • MIPI serial output interface

  • Embedded one-time programmable (OTP) memory for part identification, etc.

  • On-chip phase lock loop (PLL)

  • Programmable I/O drive capability

  • Built-in 1.5V regulator for core

Product Specifications

Part NumberOV12825-A16AOV12825-G04A
Analog / DigitalDigitalDigital
Power RequirementActive: 230 mA
Power down: 40 µA
Standby: 40 µA
Active: 230 mA
Power down: 40 µA
Standby: 40 µA
Temperature RangeOperating: -30°C to +70°C junction temperature
Stable image: 0°C to +50°C junction temperature
Operating: -30°C to +70°C junction temperature
Stable image: 0°C to +50°C junction temperature
Output Format10-/12-bit RAW RGB data (MIPI/LVDS), 10-/12-bit RAW RGB data (DVP)10-/12-bit RAW RGB data (MIPI/LVDS), 10-/12-bit RAW RGB data (DVP)
Optical Format1/2.5"1/2.5"
Frame RateEIS1080p @ 60 fps
Full @ 15 fps
EIS1080p @ 60 fps
Full @ 15 fps
Pixel Size1.4 µm1.4 µm
Image Area5958.4 x 4216.8 µm5958.4 x 4216.8 µm
Package116-pin CSP3COB
Package Dimensions8935 x 6975 µm8950 x 6990 µm
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