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The OV5648 is a cost-efficient, high performance 5-megapixel CameraChip™ sensor for smartphones and tablets. Utilizing OmniVision's latest 1.4-micron OmniBSI™+ pixel architecture, the OV5648 combines a reduced die size with improved quality photography and high-definition (HD) video, making it ideally suited for mainstream mobile applications.

OmniVision's powerful new OmniBSI™+ pixel architecture offers significant performance improvements over our original OmniBSI™ architecture, including a 60 percent increase in full-well capacity and a significant improvement in low-light sensitivity. With OmniBSI™+, the 1/4-inch OV5648 is capable of capturing high quality still images as well as 720p HD video at 60 frames per second (fps) and 1080p HD video at 30 fps.

The sensor supports a two-lane MIPI interface, and provides full-frame, windowed or binned 10-bit images in RAW RGB format with complete user control over formatting and output transfer. It offers defective pixel canceling and all required automatic image control functions, including automatic exposure control, automatic gain control, automatic white balance, and automatic black level calibration.

A secondary image sensor may be connected to the OV5648 enabling a Video-in-Video (ViV) feature in which the secondary image is overlaid to the OV5648 output video. The combined video is streamed out over the MIPI interface. A bypass mode allows a secondary sensor to utilize the OV5648 MIPI interfaced baseband.

The OV5648 can fit into a 6 x 6 mm fixed focus camera module with a z-height of less than 4.5 mm.


1.4 µm x 1.4 µm pixel with OmniBSI™+ technology for high performance (high sensitivity, low crosstalk, low noise)

Optical size of 1/4"

Automatic image control functions:
- Automatic exposure control (AEC)
- Automatic gain control (AGC)
- Automatic white balance (AWB)
- Automatic black level calibration (ABLC)

Programmable controls for:
- Frame rate
- AEC/AGC 16-zone size/position/weight control
- Mirror and flip
- Cropping
- Windowing
- Panning

Defective pixel canceling

Support for output formats:
- 8-/10-bit raw RGB data

Support for video or snapshot operations

Support for LED and flash strobe mode

Support for internal and external frame synchronization for frame exposure mode

Support for horizontal and vertical sub-sampling

Standard serial SCCB interface

MIPI interface (two lanes)

Video-in-Video (ViV) and bypass support for secondary sensor

32 bytes of embedded one-time programmable (OTP) memory

On-chip phase lock loop (PLL)

Embedded 1.5V regulator for core power

Programmable I/O drive capability, I/O tri-state configurability

Support for black sun cancellation

Order Information
Ordering No. Vout(V) Package
Part Specification
Shutter TypeRolling ShutterRolling Shutter
CFA (Chroma)RGB BayerRGB Bayer
Analog / DigitalDigitalDigital
Power RequirementActive: 219 mW
Standby: 36 µW
Active: 219 mW
Standby: 36 µW
Output FormatRAWRAW
Operating Temperature-30°C to +70°C-30°C to +70°C
Optical Format1/4"1/4"
Frame RateFull @ 15 fpsFull @ 15 fps
Pixel Size1.4 µm1.4 µm
Image Area3673.6 × 2738.4 µm3673.6 × 2738.4 µm
Package Dimensions5000 x 4800 µm5010 x 4810 µm
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