Promoted as an upgrade for cameras in mobile products, the OV5670 embarks as the company's first 1.12-micron 5-Mpixel PureCel image sensor. It delivers still images and high-definition video in a 1/5-inch optical format form factor, making it viable for both front- and rear-facing cameras. The image sensor captures 5-megapixel images at 30 fps, quad HD video at 30 fps, cropped 1080p HD at 60 fps, or 720p HD at 60 fps. When recording 720p HD video with binning, the sensor reportedly achieves sensitivity and a signal-to-noise ratio comparable to 1.75-micron pixel-based sensors. Additionally, the sensor's 1.12-micron pixel achieves similar full-well capacity as the company's previous generation 1.4-micron pixel device. The OV5670 fits into a 6 mm x 6 mm x 3.5 mm camera module and is available in both CSP and RW packages. For more details, go to http://www.ovt.com/products/sensor.php?id=150
OmniVision Technologies Inc.
Santa Clara, CA