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OmniVision's OV6948 is the winner of the Guinness World Record for "The Smallest Commercially Available Image Sensor*," with its size of 0.575 mm x 0.575 mm. Initially developed for small-outer-diameter medical endoscopes and catheters, the OV6948 can be designed into a wide range of applications, including dental, veterinary, internet-of-things (IoT), industrial, wearable and forensic devices. The OV6948 leverages OmniVision's proven OmniBSI™+ pixel technology to deliver best-in-class image quality and low-light performance.

The OV6948 has an 1/36-inch optical format and an image array capable of capturing 200 x 200 resolution video at up to 30 frames per second (fps).

It offers exceptional low-light sensitivity of 1000 mV/lux-sec, and using OmniVision's proprietary sensor technology, delivers excellent image quality in terms of color fidelity, sharpness and low noise.

Due to the sensor's low power consumption, less heat is generated at the distal tip of the endoscope, improving patient comfort and thus permitting longer-duration procedures. The sensor enables easy integration, with a 4-pin interface and analog data output, capable of data transmission of up to 4 meters with minimal signal noise.

* Current Guinness World record title issued to OmniVision Technologies, Inc.: Smallest Commercially Available Image Sensor. The smallest commercially available image sensor is the OV6948, measuring 0.575 mm x 0.575 mm x 0.232 mm, made by OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (USA). The record is based on product testing and market research carried out by Transparency Market Research in Pune, India, on 10 April 2019.


Optical size of 1/36"

Analog output

Low power consumption

Single 3.3V power supply

OmniBSI™+ pixel structure using 0.11 µm process

Part Specification
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
Resolution200 x 200
CFA (Chroma)RGB Bayer
Power Requirement25 mW (with IO consumption)
Output FormatAnalog
Operating Temperature-20°C to +70°C
Optical Format1/36"
Frame RateFull @ 30 fps
Pixel Size1.75 µm
Image Area364 x 364 µm
Package Dimensions575 x 575 µm
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