Gone are the days of relying on external webcams or having to settle for subpar internal webcam resolution. Over the past few years reliance on external webcams has increased due to the rise in remote working scenarios. One major obstacle that consumers have run into is to find the right webcam with high enough quality and resolution to perform their work duties. Alongside making sure the quality is on par, the set up and integration of such webcams is sometimes a little more technically challenging than the average user is prepared for. Most webcam manufacturers provide a plug-and-play option, whereas many still require a fair amount of setup.
Fortunately, good news is on the horizon as OMNIVISION’s new OV08X is set to hit the market in late 2022. Featuring the industry’s only 9.2MP, 0.7 micron image sensor, OMNIVISION’s much anticipated offering will provide 4K resolution for next generation of lighter and thinner laptops, while also enabling new functions such as auto-framing and human detection capabilities. It’s also the first image sensor on the market to integrate a four-cell color filter array and on-chip hardware remosaic, allowing 9.2MP real-time Bayer output.
OMNIVISION’s latest also includes a low power image signal processor to increase battery life and is built on its PureCel®Plus‑S stacked-die technology for a small module footprint, all while outputting 4K video at 30 frames per second. OMNIVISION continues to provide industry-first solutions by pushing the boundaries of innovation at every turn. It’s this sort of forward thinking that both pushes the webcam and laptop industry to new heights and solidifies them as an industry leader.