The OV7959 is a high-performance and cost effective CMOS image sensor developed specifically for surveillance applications. Based on OmniVision's advanced OmniPixel3-HS™ technology, the OV7959 achieves optimum low-light sensitivity and power efficiency, making it an excellent solution for video capture in varying conditions.

The 1/3.6-inch image sensor supports both NTSC and PAL output formats. The OV7959 is capable of operating in extreme low-light conditions and is capable of operating across a wide temperature range of -20°C to +70°C. It has superior IR performance and utilizes very low power. It also supports a built-in OSD function.

Advanced image processing functions, including gain control, white balance, and aperture and defective pixel correction are all programmable through the serial camera control bus (SCCB) interface. Other key features of the OV7959 are the 16-zone automatic exposure control, horizontal and vertical windowing capability and extremely low dark current.


NTSC and PAL output

Excellent low light sensitivity

Automatic exposure/gain control

Auto white balance control

Aperture/gamma correction

Slave compatible serial camera control bus (SCCB) control interface for register programming

Low power consumption

Low dark current

On-screen display

32 bytes of one time programmable memory (OTP)

SPI master for single static overlay and loading setting

Dynamic overlay controls

Defective pixel correction

Part Specification
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
CFA (Chroma)RGB Bayer
Analog / DigitalAnalog
Power RequirementActive: 135 mW
Standby: 28 µA
Output FormatAnalog
Operating Temperature-20°C to +70°C
Optical Format1/3.6"
Frame RateFull @ 60 fields/sec
Full @ 50 fields/sec
Pixel Size6.0 µm
Image Area4008 x 3024 µm
Package Dimensions14.22 x 14.22 mm
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