Color CMOS 12.8-megapixel (4256x3016) Image Sensor with OmniBSI-2™ Technology

OmniVision's OV12830 is a 12.8-megapixel CameraChip™ sensor designed to meet the high quality image and video recording standards of the next generation high-end smartphones and tablets. In addition to capturing 1080p/60 high-definition (HD) video, the sensor is capable of capturing full resolution 12.8-megapixel images at 24 frames per second (fps), enabling high-speed photography.

The OV12830 utilizes 1.1-micron OmniBSI-2™ pixel architecture to enable an active array of 4224 x 3000 pixels (12.8-megapixel) operating at 24 fps, which minimizes shutter lag from shot-to-shot. An on-chip RAW scalar allows the sensor to capture 10-megapixel resolution video in a 16:9 aspect ratio (4224 x 2376 pixels) at 30 fps, while maintaining full field of view. Furthermore, the 1/3.2-inch OV12830 is capable of capturing full 1080p HD video at 60 fps with additional pixels for EIS. The OV12830 provides alternate row output from full-resolution at two different exposures, enabling high-dynamic range (HDR) still or video recording.

The sensor comes in die format with industry standard 4-lane MIPI interface connectivity. The sensor offers programmable controls for frame rate, mirror and flip, cropping, windowing and scaling, as well as support for horizontal and vertical sub-sampling. All required image quality controls, including defective pixel correction, lens shading correction and black level calibration are programmable through the SCCB interface.


  • OmniBSI-2™ pixel technology

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

  • Image quality controls:
    - Defect pixel correction
    - Lens shading correction
    - Black level calibration

  • Supports horizontal and vertical sub-sampling

  • Supports 2x2 binning, re-sampling filter

  • Support for image sizes:
    - 12.8MP (4224x3000)
    - 12MP (4000x3000)
    - 10MP (4224x2376)
    - EIS1080p (2112x1188)
    - EIS 720p (1536x864)

  • Support for output formats:
    - 10-bit RAW RGB and DPCM 10-8 compression

  • Fast mode switching

  • Supports 3D applications

  • Programmable I/O drive capability

  • On-chip RAW scalar

  • Up to 4-lane MIPI serial output interface

  • Embedded 4K bits one-time programmable (OTP) memory for part identification, etc.

  • Standard serial SCCB interface

  • Built-in temperature sensor

  • HDR via alternative row exposure

  • Two on-chip phase lock loop (PLL)

Product Specifications

Part NumberOV12830-G04A
Analog / DigitalDigital
Power RequirementXSHUTDOWN: 5 µW
Standby: 400 µW
Active: 296 mW
Temperature RangeOperating: -30°C to +70°C junction temperature
Stable image: 0°C to +60°C junction temperature
Output FormatRAW RGB data
Optical Format1/3.2"
Frame RateVGA @ 120 fps
EIS1080p @ 60 fps
EIS720p @ 60 fps
Full @ 24 fps
12MP @ 24 fps
10MP @ 30 fps
Pixel Size1.1 µm
Image Area4681.6 x 3317.6 µm
Package Dimensions6300 x 5570 µm
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