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Color CMOS 8 Megapixel (3264x2448) PureCel® Image Sensor
  • SKU
  • Category
    Image Sensor - 8MP to 13MP
  • Application
    Mobile - Image Sensors

OMNIVISION’s OV8856 is a new 1/4-inch 8 megapixel PureCel® sensor designed for front- and rear-facing camera applications in mainstream mobile devices. Built on advanced 1.12-micron pixel architecture, the extremely compact OV8856 offers industry-leading image quality and improved performance when compared with previous-generation 8 megapixel image sensors.

The 1/4-inch OV8856 leverages OMNIVISION’s PureCel® pixel architecture to capture full-resolution 8 megapixel images and video at 30 frames per second (fps), and 1080p high-definition (HD) video at 60 fps. The power-efficient OV8856 sensor also supports interlaced high dynamic range (iHDR) for clear images and video in high- and low-light conditions. Using a high-speed four-lane MIPI interface, the OV8856 can output full-resolution, 8 megapixel 30 fps video over two MIPI lanes without requiring any data compression.

The OV8856 is one of the smallest 8 megapixel sensors on the market, and is approximately 15 percent smaller than OMNIVISION’s previous-generation OV8858 image sensor. The OV8856 can fit into a 6.5 mm x 6.5 mm fixed-focus module with a z-height of approximately 4 mm.

1.12 µm x 1.12 µm pixel

Optical size of 1/4″

32.9° CRA for less than 5 mm Z-height

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

Supports images sizes:
– 8MP (4:3, 3264×2448)
– 8MP (16:9, 3264×1836)
– EIS 1080p (2112×1188)
– 1080p (1920×1080)
– EIS 720p (1408×792), and more

8MP at 30 fps (720 Mbps/4-lane or 1.44 Gbps/2-lane)

Two on-chip phase lock loops (PLLs)

Two-wire serial bus control (SCCB)

8k bits of embedded one-time programmable (OTP) memory

Image quality control:
– Defect pixel correction
– Automatic black level calibration
– Lens shading correction
– Alternate row HDR

Suitable for module size of 8.5 x 8.5 x ~4 mm

  • Spec
  • Analog / Digital
  • Category
    8MP to 13MP
  • CFA (Chroma)
    RGB Bayer
  • Frame Rate
    Full @ 30 fps
  • Image Area
    3678.336 x 2767.68 µm
  • Interface
  • Optical Format
  • Output Format
  • Package
  • Pixel Size
    1.12 µm
  • Power Requirement
    Active: 150 mW, Standby: 0.8 µW, XSHUTDOWN: 1 µW
  • Resolution
  • Shutter Type
    Rolling Shutter
  • Technology
    HDR, PureCel®
  • Use Case
    Still Image / Video Camera - Selfie camera, Still Image / Video Camera - World facing camera
  • Operating Temperature
    -30°C to +85°C