OmniVision announces 48MP sensor with 1.2um pixels, 2.4um with binning

07 January 2020
The design is similar to Quad Bayer sensors, but features hardware remosaicing for full 48MP output or 4K video with binning.

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B0B, 07 Jan 2020That 8K without binning will look horrible. Sensors should have ... moreI don't think video with binning would work since pixel binning it is meant for photography in the first place.

  • trivik12

This is really good. Would iphone use this sensor. I hope Samsung creates GM3 with similar specs. We dont need 108mp and nonacell stuff. Even 48MP is too much(except for 8K recording and I dont think we need that for next couple of years). if they can create 16MP with 1/1.3" and put in a periscope lens and Xenon flash, we will have a perfect phone camera.

Anonymous, 07 Jan 2020No, the 1.2um is big enoughnot if we want real camera like performance

Anonymous, 07 Jan 2020Oh so you already know that Samsung Nona Bayer sensor have been ... moreCheck you tube a channel called Dison Tech

Titled " Snapdragon 865 camera features"

@ 10 30 mark you see that the isp has hardware acceleration for quad CFA not nona

Oh yes, bring on more big sensors! :-)

The binned 2.4 um pixels should do really well in low light, and the normal 1.2um should be sufficient for 8k video in daylight. Not really that far from the still very standard 1.4um in "all" 12MP sensors still being used.

Looking forward to seeing this in action.

What will Sony bring to this massive smartphone camera sensor table?

  • Ashoaib

Omnivision has done a great job. This is more logical than running after ridiculous mega pixels race. There is no benefit for 108mp resolution. Omnivision is appeared as a more realistic company. Larger pixels are always better than more pixels. 48mp with 12mp pixels binning is a sweet spot. I will take this omnivision sensor phone over samsung's 108mp phone any day.

Anonymous, 08 Jan 2020"OmniVision unveiled a large 1/1.3” sensor for flagship smartph... moreOops, I completely skipped out on that part, my bad. There's very little chance that the likes of Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Google will use this sensor for their flagship devices though. Maybe some lower ranked brands like Xiaomi or Oppo might plan to get one.

Anonymous, 08 Jan 2020Samples are available.... Where are they then :(They meant sensor samples not picture samples

  • Anonymous

Samples are available.... Where are they then :(

  • Anonymous

Nick Tagataka, 08 Jan 2020No, it's simply because this is a budget sensor for midrange sma... more"OmniVision unveiled a large 1/1.3” sensor for flagship smartphone cameras"

Learn to read.

  • vicken808

that looks like a very good sensor, this should compete with the s20 main 108 mp sensor which does combine to also 2,4 micro with the nonacell combining, I think this sensor is better than 108 birght HMX sensor

Anonymous, 07 Jan 2020Becouse for 99,999999...% this is enough.No, it's simply because this is a budget sensor for midrange smartphone. No DRAM, slower readout speed, limited slow mo capability.

  • Anonymous

Chuck Norris, 07 Jan 2020Well, if you actually compare this to upgraded 108mp sensor in G... moreWell this sensor is more about producing a better high resolution picture that is 48mp picture rather than pixel binning and all that. Coz with that sensor size and that pixel size and night mode algorithm like google or apple or huawei we ll be able to get great low light 48mp shots from this sensor. Which none of the sony's or samsung's high resolution sensors such as 48,64,108mp could do.

next up, we want 48mp with 1.4um

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 07 Jan 2020Becouse for 99,999999...% this is enough.Coz most phones with SD 855 did 960fps slow motion

  • Anonymous

B0B, 07 Jan 2020That 8K without binning will look horrible. Sensors should have ... moreNo, the 1.2um is big enough

That 8K without binning will look horrible. Sensors should have 196MP so they have 48MP binning for 8K and 12MP Binning for 4K ultra low light

Anonymous, 07 Jan 2020Oh so you already know that Samsung Nona Bayer sensor have been ... moreAt the 10:32 mark optimization is there for quad CFA not Nona

https://youtu.be/1gl1B0phPuM

Full res at only 15fps. The readout speed seems a little low. Atleast 30fps would have helped tremendously.

hw remosaicing sounds sweet. so hdr raw and bigger pixels. Now just appropriate processing and double aperture.