OmniVision has announced their latest mobile camera module.The 1/4-inch OV8850 leads the CMOS sensor pixel design race in the smartphone market by enabling autofocus modules that are 20 percent slimmer than today’s 1/3.2-inch 8-megapixel modules. The new OmniVision OV8850 module allows 1080p video recording at 30 fps with a full field of view and 720p @ 60 fps with 2 x 2 binning, which should help reduce digital noise while still keeping the full field of view.
Other advanced features of the OV8850 include an on-chip temperature sensor, two PLLs, context switching, 4 Kbits of one-time programmable memory, lens shading correction, defective pixel cancelling, black sun elimination, and alternate row exposure for high dynamic range (HDR) video and still image capture.
Automatic black level calibration (ABLC)
Programmable controls for frame rate, mirror and flip, cropping, windowing, and scaling
Image quality controls: lens correction and defective pixel canceling, black sun elimination