color CMOS 5-megapixel (2592x1944) Image Sensor with OmniBSI-2 Technology

The OV5690 is OmniVision's most advanced 1/4-inch, 5-megapixel image sensor to date, combining DSC-quality imaging with full 1080p high-definition (HD) video recording. Using OmniVision's proprietary 1.4-micron OmniBSI-2™ pixel architecture, the OV5690 offers best-in-class low-light performance and image quality while also enabling 20 percent thinner camera modules compared to other 1/3.2-inch sensors. This makes the OV5690 an effective solution for ultra-slim camera designs for next-generation mobile handsets, smartphones and tablets.

Utilizing OmniVision's extremely efficient second-generation backside illumination technology, the OV5690 offers advanced features including 30 frames per second full resolution frame rate, an integrated scaler, and 2x2 binning functionality with re-sampling filter. The scaler enables electronic image stabilization, while maintaining full field of view in both 720p and 1080p HD video modes. The 2x2 binning functionality, which features a post-binning re-sampling filter, further increases the sensor's sensitivity while minimizing spatial artifacts and removing image artifacts around edges to produce crisp, clean color images.

The sensor features a standard 2-lane (1 Gbps/lane) MIPI interface and fits into the industry standard 8.5 x 8.5 mm module size with a z-height as low as 4.5 mm.


  • Automatic black level calibration (ABLC)

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

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

  • Supports output formats:
    - 10-bit RAW RGB (MIPI)

  • Supports horizontal and vertical sub-sampling

  • Supports images sizes:
    - 5MP
    - EIS1080p
    - 1080p
    - 720p
    - VGA
    - QVGA

  • Fast mode switching

  • Support 2x2 binning, full scalar

  • Standard serial SCCB interface

  • Up to 2-lane MIPI serial output interface

  • Embedded 512 bytes one-time programmable (OTP) memory for part identification, etc.

  • Two on-chip phase lock loop (PLL)

  • Programmable I/O drive capability

  • Built-in 1.2V regulator for core

  • Built-in temperature sensor

  • Supports alternate row HDR timing

Product Specifications

Part NumberOV5690-G04A
Analog / DigitalDigital
Power RequirementActive: 155 mA
Standby: 10 µA
Temperature RangeOperating: -30°C to +70°C junction temperature
Stable image: 0°C to +50°C junction temperature
Output Format10-bit RAW RGB data
Optical Format1/4"
Frame Rate1080p @ 30 fps
Full @ 30 fps
EIS1080p @ 30 fps
Pixel Size1.4 µm
Image Area3673.6 x 2738.4 µm
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