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The OV4688 is a high-performance 4-megapixel CameraChip™ sensor in a native 16:9 high definition (HD) format designed to deliver ultra-high quality fast frame rate HD video for mobile devices. Built on a new 2-micron OmniBSI™-2 pixel, the OV4688 offers best-in-class low-light performance with a 40 percent increase in sensitivity compared to the 1.75-micron OmniBSI™-2 pixel.

The OV4688 supports timing for two High Dynamic Range (HDR) modes, frame-based sequential HDR and line-based staggered HDR. A major advantage of staggered mode over sequential mode is a significant reduction of motion artifacts in the captured images. The sensor's enhanced performance, along with its ability to record full resolution 4MP @ 90 frames per second (fps), allows it to capture best-in-class video and high-speed photography with zero shutter lag, and video HDR at 30 fps.

The 1/3-inch OV4688 can also capture 1080p HD at 120 fps with electronic image stabilization (EIS), or 720p HD at 180 fps. The OV4688's high frame rates enable additional key benefits, including full-resolution continuous frame capture or burst photography and recording of high-quality slow-motion video.

The OV4688 features a high-speed 4-lane MIPI serial output interface to facilitate the required high data transfer rate and fits into an 8.5 x 8.5 mm module with az-height of about 5 mm.


Supports staggered, sequential and alternative row HDR timing

Automatic black level calibration (ABLC)

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

Static defective pixel canceling

Supports output formats:
- 10-bit RAW RGB (MIPI)

Supports horizontal and vertical sub-sampling

Supports images sizes:
- 4MP
- 3MP
- EIS1080p
- 1080p
- EIS720p

Fast mode switching

Support 2x2 binning, 4x4 binning, re-sampling filter

Standard serial SCCB interface

Up to 4-lane MIPI serial output interface

Embedded 2K bits one-time programmable (OTP) memory for part identification, etc.

Two on-chip phase lock loops (PLLs)

Programmable I/O drive capability

Built-in temperature sensor

Order Information
Ordering No. Vout(V) Package
Part Specification
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
CFA (Chroma)RGB Bayer
Analog / DigitalDigital
Power RequirementActive: 163 mA (261 mW)
Standby: 1 mA
Output FormatRAW
Operating Temperature-30°C to +85°C
Optical Format1/3"
Frame RateFull @ 90 fps
Pixel Size2.0 µm
Image Area5440 x 3072 µm
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