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OMNIVISION’s New 4‑Megapixel Image Sensor with OmniPixel®3‑HS Provides High Resolution in a Small Package for Smart Home Security Cameras
Oct 04, 2022
OS04L 2K resolution images and HD video for home security cameras

The 2.0‑micron pixel OS04L in a 1/3‑inch optical format allows OEMs to cost-effectively upgrade to 4MP for higher resolution consumer security cameras

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — October 4, 2022 — OMNIVISION, a leading global developer of semiconductor solutions, including advanced digital imaging, analog, and touch & display technology, today announced the new OS04L CMOS 4‑megapixel (MP) image sensor that brings 2K resolution digital images and high-definition (HD) video to consumer security devices, including smart home, doorbell, baby monitor, IP, and HD analog cameras. The OS04L sensor provides OEMs with a cost-effective upgrade path for their camera resolution to go from 2 or 3MP to 4MP with a smaller pixel sensor in a 1/3‑inch optical format.

The OS04L image sensor features a 2.0‑micron pixel based on OMNIVISION’s OmniPixel®3‑HS technology. This high-performance, cost-effective solution uses high-sensitivity frontside illumination (FSI) for true-to-life color reproduction in both bright and dark conditions.

“The OS04L provides a seamless camera resolution upgrade to 4MP for consumer security devices at a price point comparable to 2MP and 3MP sensors,” said Cheney Zhang, senior marketing manager, OMNIVISION. “This is especially important as we are seeing an increasing demand for entry-level smart home devices across the globe, and customers want a high-performance, cost-effective product.”

The global smart home market size is projected to reach USD 537.01 billion by 2030, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27% from 2022 to 2030, according to a report by Grand View Research, Inc. The security and surveillance segment registered the highest revenue share of about 31% in 20211.

The OS04L image sensor features 2K resolution at 30 frames per second and has 2×2 binning for enhanced sensitivity. It supports MIPI interfaces.

The OS04L will be sampling in Q4 2022 and will be in mass production in Q1 2023. For more information, contact your OMNIVISION sales representative:

1Grand View Research, Smart Home Market Share & Size Analysis Report, 2022‑2030. Report ID: 978‑1‑68038‑041‑5



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