Sensors Provide Front- and Rear-Facing Multi-Cameras With Extremely High-Resolution Video and Still Capture; Excellent Autofocus and Low-Light Performance
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Oct. 29, 2018 — OMNIVISION Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the second generation of its 0.9 micron, 1/2.83-inch optical format 24 megapixel (MP) image sensors, built on the PureCel®Plus stacked die technology. The OV24B sensor family is designed for high-resolution front- and rear-facing smartphone cameras, with cutting-edge technologies and design enhancements that enable differentiated features and excellent imaging performance.
The new image sensor family is available in four versions:
- OV24B1Q: 4-cell Bayer imaging; in-pixel binning for optimal sensitivity and low-light performance; and pad locations on the top and bottom of the chip to reduce module size in the x-direction, ideal for front-facing cameras in thin-bezel infinity display phones
- OV24B2Q: 4-cell Bayer imaging; in-pixel binning; type-2, 2×2 microlens phase detection autofocus (ML PDAF), ideal for main cameras due to video and low-light performance
- OV24B1B: Monochrome imaging; excellent low-light sensitivity; ideal for rear-facing multi cameras for Bokeh and zoom
- OV24B10: Standard Bayer imaging; ideal for main cameras due to high 24MP resolution, as a single camera or as part of a multi-camera arrangement for Bokeh and zoom
“As sub-micron pixel technology continues to mature in tandem with evolving performance expectations, it is enabling extremely high-resolution imaging and multi-camera designs, which continue to be growing market trends. These trends apply to both front-facing and rear-facing smartphone cameras,” said James Liu, product marketing manager at OMNIVISION. “The new OV24B sensor family, with its on-chip re-mosaic, 2×2 ML PDAF, and high-speed video capability, can address the demands of these growing market trends, enabling mobile cameras to provide the very best user experience for autofocus, low-light performance, and high-resolution video and still image capture.”
The on-chip re-mosaic feature, available in the OV24B1Q and OV24B2Q, makes it possible to have real-time conversion between high-performance quarter resolution and full resolution 24MP outputs. This feature provides greater viewfinder accuracy and a fast, seamless transition between taking still images and video.
The OV24B2Q’s new 2×2 ML PDAF enables faster autofocusing over standard PDAF, even in extremely low light conditions.
All four versions can output high-resolution streaming video in a variety of formats, including 24MP at 30 frames per second (fps), 4-cell binning 6MP at 60 fps, 4K2K video at 60 fps, 1080p video at 120 fps, or 720p video at 240 fps.