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CES 2022 | OmniVision announces its first-gen 200MP sensor for mobile devices

OmniVision debuts the OVB0B. (Source: OmniVision)
OmniVision debuts the OVB0B. (Source: OmniVision)
OmniVision has just challenged the likes of Samsung with the launch of the OVB0B, its first ever 200 megapixel (MP) camera sensor. Not only does it have the highest resolution known to most CMOS-makers, it is also rated to be the smallest in its class thus far. It is also rated to debut quad phase detection and 16-cell binning for enhanced auto-focus (AF) and low-light performance.

Samsung has made the leap to a 200MP in a CMOS image sensor that might appear in its next-gen flagship smartphones. Now, OmniVision has challenged the ISOCELL HP1's potential dominance with the OVB0B at CES 2022. With individual pixels of 0.61 microns (µm) and an overall size of 1/1.28-inches, it just might be the smallest component with its resolution on its release.

OmniVision also claims to have developed "unique" 4x4-cell binning for its first-gen 200MP sensor, rated for 12.5MP recording with pixels scaled up to 2.44µm. This, according to the OEM, will make for class-leading 4K or 2K video, even in low light. 

The OVB0B's specs also support 50MP video at 24 frames per second (fps), as well as 30fps in 8K with 1.22µm-equivalent pixels. It is also rated for the OEM's latest PureCel Plus‑S technology and quad PD for its auto-focus properties.

Samsung is projected to launch its first 200MP phone as early as 2023; however, OmniVision did not specify when the new 200MP sensor is to be made available. Then again, it does now have ordering information on its website.

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A functional schematic for the Omnivision OVB0B. (Source: Omnivision)
A functional schematic for the Omnivision OVB0B. (Source: Omnivision)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-01- 7 (Update: 2022-01-26)