OmniVision launches new image sensor OV05C10
According to an announcement on the official website of OmniVision Technologies, the company recently launched a novel image sensor, named OV05C10, at the beginning of this month. The OV05C10 is the first image sensor specifically designed for laptops with a 16:10 aspect ratio, boasting a resolution of 5.2 megapixels. It is also compatible with tablets and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
The OV05C10 is a low-power 1/4.7-inch backside-illuminated (BSI) image sensor, incorporating OmniVision’s PureCel®Plus technology. This technology enhances sensor performance by introducing a Buried Color Filter Array (BCFA) and Deep Trench Isolation (DTI) techniques, resulting in superior low-light performance, improved image quality, and a more compact form factor. The OV05C10 supports dual-exposure interlaced High Dynamic Range (HDR) at 60 frames per second in 5.2-megapixel resolution, enabling it to capture images with a wide dynamic range in environments with significant brightness contrast.
Benefitting from its 5.2-megapixel resolution, the OV05C10 facilitates automatic framing for video conferences. This feature adjusts the camera’s field of view by cropping non-central parts of the frame, ensuring the speaker remains centered in the video. Furthermore, as detailed by the official source, to enhance efficiency in AI applications and extend battery life in portable devices, this sensor also supports Human Presence Detection (HPD) in an ultra-low power mode.
Danny Liu, a product manager at OmniVision, has stated that as laptops are increasingly used for remote work and education, higher resolution, better image quality, and advanced AI functionalities are becoming ever more crucial. This comment reflects OmniVision’s confidence in the competitive edge of the OV05C10. Currently, samples of the OV05C10 are available, with mass production slated to begin in February 2024.