OmniVision Technologies recently declared the launch of OV12830, a 12.7-MP CameraChip sensor specially designed to comply with the high quality video recording and image standards of advanced high-end smartphones and tablets.
Based on OmniBSI-2 pixel architecture, the 1/3.2-in OV12830 can capture full resolution 12-MP high-speed photography at 24 FPS with minimal shutter lag and also captures 1080p high definition (HD) video at 60 FPS.
According to OmniVision’s senior product marketing manager, Devang Patel, this sensor is being launched while next-generation smartphone and tablet cameras are exceeding the 8-MP threshold. The OV12830 represents OmniVision's highest resolution 1/3.2-in optical format available for the present day mobile devices. It adopts the industry-standard module size measuring 8.5x8.5 mm. With this versatile integration, manufacturers can design mobile devices with enhanced video recording features within the same space constraints entailed by existing 8-MP camera modules.
Based on the sophisticated 1.1-µ OmniBSI-2 pixel architecture, the OV12830 directs a dynamic array of 4,224x3,000 px (12-MP) that can operate at 24 FPS, and 4,224x2,376 px (10-MP in a 16:9 aspect ratio) at 30 FPS. It will lead to minimal shutter lag from shot-to-shot. With an on-chip RAW scaler, the sensor can record video at 30 FPS, thereby retaining the full field of view. The OV12830 can efficiently capture full 1080p HD video with high sensitivity that ensures low-light recording. It offers additional pixels for EIS at 60 FPS. The sensor generates alternate row output from full-resolution at two various exposures, thereby resulting in video recording or high-dynamic range (HDR) still.
The OV12830 is available in die format including industry standard 4-lane MIPI interface connectivity. It is now available for sampling, and will begin volume production in the Q4 of 2012.