OmniVision's OV16885-4C is an ultra-compact image sensor built on OmniVision's second-generation, 1.0-micron PureCel®Plus-S pixel technology that is designed to bring 16-megapixel resolution to high-end front-facing mobile applications. The OV16885-4C's on-chip pixel binning feature boosts signal levels up to four times, enabling clear images even in challenging lighting environments. The OV16885-4C pairs with OmniVision's smart resolution recovery software solutions to achieve the ideal balance between resolution and sensitivity, making it a compelling solution for "super selfie" cameras in high-end mobile applications.

The OV16885-4C offers a full 16-megapixel 4-cell RAW output mode and a 4-megapixel Bayer output mode that uses in-pixel binning to achieve a 2.0-micron pixel's performance and sensitivity. The OV16885-4C captures full-resolution 16-megapixel images and video at 30 frames per second (fps) and offers both MIPI D-PHY and C-PHY interfaces.

The OV16885-4C sensor fits into the industry-standard module form factors for slim mobile devices.


16MP @ 30 fps, 4K2K @ 60 fps (1.0 µm non-Bayer output)

4MP @ 60 fps, 1080p @ 120 fps (2.0 µm Bayer output)

Supports dynamic defect pixel correction (DPC) in Bayer output mode

Automatic black level calibration (ABLC)

Total embedded one-time programmable (OTP) memory: 2048 bytes, 896 bytes for customer use, remaining bytes for internal use

Supports typical images sizes:
- 4672 x 3504
- 3840 x 2160
- 2336 x 1752
- 1920 x 1080
- 1280 x 720
- 800 x 480

Supports horizontal and vertical subsampling

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

Up to 4-lane MIPI TX interface with speed up to 1.6 Gbps/lane

Programmable I/O drive capability

Standard serial SCCB interface

Supports output formats:
- 10-bit RAW RGB
- DPCM 10-8 compression

Two on-chip phase lock loops (PLLs)

Built-in temperature sensor

Typical module size: 8.5 x 8.5 x 4.9 mm

Part Specification
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
CFA (Chroma)4-Cell
Analog / DigitalDigital
Power RequirementXSHUTDOWN: <1 µW
Active: 300 mW
Output FormatRAW
DPCM 10-8 compression
Operating Temperature-30°C to +85°C
Optical Format1/3.06"
Frame RateFull @ 30 fps
Pixel Size1.0 µm
Image Area4741.63 x 3564.29 µm
Package Dimensions5690 x 4050 µm
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