Market research firm TSR estimates that 127 million image sensor shipments of 64 megapixels and above for smartphone makers will be shipped by 2020. smartphone camera pixels will continue to rise, 64 million high pixels will gradually become popular. On February 19th OmniVision unveiled its first 64-megapixel 0.8 micron image sensor OV64C, not long before the 48-megapixel CMOS OV48C it unveiled during this year’s CES 2020.
The sensor is known to use Howie’s PureCel Plus wafer stacking technology and electronic image stabilization (EIS) technology to provide mobile phones with a four-in-one hardware pixel reduction algorithm for full-resolution Bayer output, digital crop zoom, and a smaller number of pins with a larger throughput Of CPHY interface.
The OV64C integrated four-in-one color filter array and hardware pixel reduction algorithm provide 64 megapixel Bayer output. In low light, the sensor can combine 16 megapixel images with four times the sensitivity of adjacent pixels, achieve 1.6 micron equivalent sequanders in preview and still image capture, and achieve 2x digital clipping zoom with 16 megapixel resolution and fast mode switching.
OmniVision says the OV64C video output supports 64 megapixels of 15 frames per second (fps), 30 fps 8K video, 30 fps 16 megapixels combined in 4-in-1 pixels, 60 fps 4K video and 30 fps 4K video with stable support for electronic images. In addition, the OV64C supports 3-re-exposure interlaced HDR in up to 16 megapixel video mode.
Earlier reported that OmniVision Technology Global Vice President Wu Xiaodong in an interview with the media to shorten the gap with international manufacturers as soon as possible, he said that before the gap between OmniVision and (Sony Samsung) in about a year, last year is half a year behind, this year’s goal is to be able to achieve a draw, next year is 2021 to achieve the lead.
Sony came first with 49.1 percent of the share, followed by Samsung, which has a 17.9 percent share, and OmniVision Technologies, which has been acquired by Weir, at 9.5 percent, according to the 2019 Image Sensormarket Report by Techno Systems Research (TSR), a Japanese research firm.
According to public information, OmniVision was founded in the United States in 1995 and was acquired in 2015 by a consortium of Citic Capital, Beijing Qingxin Huatron and Jinshi Investment for $1.9 billion, which was eventually privatized as a subsidiary of Beijing OmniVision in 2016 and eventually acquired by Weir in May 2018.