Paying attention to smartphone CMOS sensors has been one of the things we've been doing for a while now in our smartphone reviews, and today OmniVision announced details about their upcoming 16 MP CMOS sensors. The announcement details two upcoming 16 MP CMOSes, the OV16820 and OV16825, which differ only in their packaging (Ceramic LGA for for OV16820 and raw die form for OV16825). Both are are 16 MP with an active area of 4608 x 3456, with 1.34µm square pixels built on OmniVision's OmniBSI-2 pixel structure. This is slightly smaller than the 1.4µm we've seen in other OV and Samsung sensors, but still much larger than upcoming 1.1 or 1.2 µm based designs. The result is that OV's 16 MP sensor should deliver similar...

OmniVision Announces OV8850 - 1/4” 8-Megapixel Sensor With 1.1µm Pixels

Today, OmniVision announced a new 1/4” 8-megapixel sensor based on their 1.1 µm OmniBSI-2 pixel architecture. The OV8850 is 20% thinner than any other 8-megapixel sensor in the market...

6 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 8/4/2011

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