OmniVision OV50H Announced
In addition to camera sensor manufacturers Samsung and Sony, OmniVision also has a notable position as a smartphone camera sensor manufacturer. Now, furthermore extending the line-up, OmniVision OV50H launched with quad-phase autofocus.
OmniVision targets high-end smartphones with OV50H 50-megapixel image sensor with Dual Conversion Gain (DCG) technology, 1.2-micron pixels, and 1/1.3-inch optical format, supporting multiple HDR modes and high frame rates.
It features PureCel Plus-S chip stacking technology and H/V QPD autofocus technology. The OV50H supports 12.5 megapixels (120 fps) and high dynamic range (HDR) (60 fps) and is Howell’s first sensor with horizontal/vertical (H/V) quad phase detection (QPD) capability.
QPD enables 2×2 phase detection autofocus (PDAF) across the sensor’s image array, while H/V mode ensures 100% coverage in both horizontal and vertical directions in the same frame. This feature enables improved distance calculation, faster autofocus, and improved low-light performance.
OmniVision OV50H Key Features:
- 4‑cell binning enables 12.5MP mode for video and preview with 2.4µm equivalent sensitivity for excellent low-light performance; supports up to 120 fps with 4x low-light sensitivity
- 8K video with on-chip remosaic; 4K + EIS at 120 fps linear and 60 fps HDR
- DCG™ HDR with on-chip combination and staggered HDR support for flexibility of different HDR modes depending on the scene; supports staggered HDR in crop zoom mode
- Capability to achieve 12.5MP at 30 fps HDR with 100+ dB dynamic range when using DCG™ + very short staggered exposure HDR or 3‑exp staggered HDR
- H/V QPD support for best-in-class autofocus
- Full 50MP Bayer output and 2x crop zoom functionality.