OmniVision’s 48-Megapixel Sensor has Huge 1.2um Pixels

OmniVision’s 48-Megapixel Sensor has Huge 1.2um Pixels

The sensor size is as big as Samsung’s 108-megapixel sensor

OmniVision is catching up with Samsung and Sony in the high-megapixel race with their 48-megapixel OM48C sensor. Boasting 48-megapixels, OmniVision’s flagship camera sensor has a 1/1.3” size—that’s the same size as Samsung’s 108-megapixel ISOCELL HMX sensor. Because of that, the OM48C has 1.2um pixels by default—for reference, Samsung’s 48-megapixel ISOCELL GM1 has 0.8um pixels.

With Quad Bayer pixel binning, the OM48C outputs 12-megapixel photos with 2.4um pixels—that the biggest pixel size for a camera smartphone to date.

For video features, the OM48C supports 8K video without binning and 4K60 video with binning. For slo-mo footage, it can natively shoot Full HD at 240FPS and HD at 360FPS. For photos, it can shoot full 48-megapixel photos at up to 15 frames per second. There’s also On-chip dual conversion gain HDR for better signal-to-noise ratio and multi-shot HDR that is useful for night mode in smartphone cameras.

OmniVision is demonstrating the capabilities of the OM48C at CES 2020, though there’s no word yet as to which smartphones will utilize the flagship sensor.


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