OMNIVISION First to Bring High Dynamic Range 4K Video Conferencing to Laptop PCs

OMNIVISION, a leading global developer of semiconductor solutions, including advanced digital imaging, analog, and touch & display technology, today announced the OV08X, the industry’s only 9.2 megapixel (MP) CMOS image sensor with pixel size at 0.7-micron, enabling 4K resolution in a 1/5.7-inch optical format. The OV08X can be used in the most stringent 4mm y-dimension module laptops with 16:10 (1920×1200) aspect ratio monitors. It is the first image sensor for the laptop market to integrate a four-cell color filter array and on-chip hardware remosaic, providing high-quality, 9.2 MP Bayer output in real time.

“Users no longer have to rely on their external webcams for high-quality video calls. OMNIVISION’s OV08X image sensor allows high-end and flagship notebook designers to create the thinnest possible devices with high-resolution 4K cameras,” said Akeem Chen, product marketing manager, OMNIVISION. “We have also addressed many work- and learn-from-home user needs with the new OV08X, including autoframing, human presence detection, and high dynamic range (HDR) image capture.”

The 4K resolution OV08X image sensor supports AI-tuned autoframing, which keeps the user in the center of the screen during video calls, and field of view can be customized. Human presence detection is a relatively new and high-demand feature that allows for touch-free logins and auto-locks. The sensor is built with a low-power image signal processor to provide leading-edge light sensing mode and ultra-low power to maximize battery life.