OmniVision's 16-megapixel smartphone camera sensors support 4K resolution

By on May 22, 2012 at 11:30 PM.

OmniVision's 16-megapixel smartphone camera sensors support 4K resolution

OmniVision's 16-Megapixel Camera

OmniVision on Tuesday announced the OV16820 and OV16825 smartphone camera chips. The two sensors support up to 16-megapixels and can capture video at a 4k resolution, known as Quad Full High Definition (QFHD), at 60 frames per second. “It was an industry-wide assumption that smartphones would cut into DSC/DVC sales; but at higher resolutions, we’re seeing a very distinct divide between the two markets and both remain strong,” said Devang Patel, senior product marketing manager at OmniVision. “Industry experts have observed that mainstream DSC products are shifting to 16-megapixel resolutions and are offering improved image quality and optics. The OV16820 supports such offerings, allowing DSC/DVC manufacturers to provide consumers a high-resolution, feature-rich point and shoot photography experience, while the OV16825 provides top-tier imaging and video recording capabilities for flagship smartphones.” OmniVision’s press release follows below. More →

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iPhone 5 to include 8-megapixel camera, report claims

By on June 7, 2011 at 3:37 PM.

iPhone 5 to include 8-megapixel camera, report claims

Apple’s forthcoming fifth-generation iPhone will feature an 8-megapixel camera according to a report on Tuesday from DigiTimes. Citing anonymous sources, DigiTimes states that OmniVision has been awarded the contract to supply the bulk of the image sensors for Apple’s iPhone 5. These sensors, according to the report, will feature an 8-megapixel resolution. OmniVision is said to be supplying roughly 90% of the image sensors for Apple’s next iPhone, while Sony will supply the remaining 10%. Apple has been rumored on numerous occasions to be including an 8-megapixel camera in its next iPhone, but the company has not yet confirmed any specs for the upcoming device. More →

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Apple/iPhone rumor of the day: OmniVision to produce 3.2 and 5 megapixel image sensors

By on April 3, 2009 at 1:40 PM.

Apple/iPhone rumor of the day: OmniVision to produce 3.2 and 5 megapixel image sensors

We know that listening to any form of an Apple rumor — especially those that involve to the iPhone — is akin to an hour long session of water-boarding, but you’re just going to have to take this one on the chin for the sake of the team. It seems that the loveable lads over at DigiTimes have yet to have enough fun with their Apple rumor-mongering and are now reporting that Apple and OmniVision have both signed off on a contract which would have the latter produce 3.2 megapixel image sensors for the upcoming iPhone revamp. In addition to this, the same source is also reporting that a 5 megapixel image sensor is also included in the deal which is not iPhone bound but rather for a different product all together which is slated to launch much later this year, perhaps for that rumored touchscreen netbook or “the other” iPhone. We’ll see…

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