OmniVision reveals details about the Motorola Moto X camera
"The inherent tradeoff between smaller pixels and improved sensitivity or image quality continues to drive innovation. The OV10820 delivers the best of both worlds: 10.5-megapixel high resolution imaging with unparalleled low-light sensitivity from RGBC in a compact footprint," said Devang Patel, senior product marketing manager at OmniVision. "The sensor offers 4K2K and fast frame rate FHD video in a native 16:9 aspect ratio, addressing the need to capture video for increasingly popular widescreen mobile displays and next-generation TVs with extremely high resolutions. Furthermore, the OV660 companion chip converts the RGBC data into RGB Bayer format, allowing manufacturers to integrate the camera solution with standard ISPs."
The 1/2.6-inch OV10820 utilizes a 1.4-micron OmniBSI-2™ pixel architecture with a RGBC color filter pattern to deliver exceptional low-light sensitivity, enabling high quality video recording in difficult lighting conditions. It records full-resolution 10.5-megapixel video at 30 frames per second (FPS), and supports 4K2K (3840 x 2160 pixels) at 30 FPS and 1080p FHD video at 60 FPS while maintaining full field of view (FOV) with binning functionality for RAW output. The OV10820 fits in a camera module form factor of 9.5 x 9.5 x 6.4 mm, which includes auto focus functionality.
The OV660 converts OmniVision's RGBC RAW data into industry standard RGB Bayer RAW data. The OV660 supports a primary RGBC camera sensor of up to 20-megapixel in resolution and a secondary RGBC front-facing camera sensor. The OV660 eliminates the need for manufacturers and backend processors to modify their existing standard Bayer imaging pipeline and algorithms. The OV660 is available in a 4 x 4 mm WLCSP package.
The OV10820 features a high-speed 4-lane MIPI output interface to support the required high data transfer rate. The OV660 features two MIPI input ports and one MIPI output port. Both devices are currently shipping in volume production.
1. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
Nice phone, nice camera, love the colors, no brainer price.
6. Red-Pain (Posts: 33; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
This is the best description i have read about this device.
You got my like :D
2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Motorola Moto X can capture video beyond 1080p, that's great for a wonderful perfect phone.
3. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)
So this is same size as Sony honami sensor?http://www.phonearena.com/news
4. alexfiran (Posts: 40; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)
the price is so wrong! how can you demand 700 $ for a moto x off contract? nokia lumia 1020 has the exact same price off contract lool. this shoud've been a variant of the nexus lineup.
7. Red-Pain (Posts: 33; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
actually the lumia 1020 is 600$ off contract (or so i have read), plus i also read that calculations lead to a 579$ price for the Moto X not 700$ which is nevertheless insane
8. SpeakYourMind (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)
Such a nice/feature filled video sensor, why not to complement with a 1080P screen??? Ah Moto???
10. lifebeyondearth (Posts: 25; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
1. your eyes cannot differentiate b/w 720p and 1080p
2. 1080p drains your battery faster
9. Birds (Posts: 1027; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Well that explains the extra thickness. The iPhone 5 has a 1/3.2 inch sensor and the Samsung Galaxy S 4 has 1/3.6 inch sensor. I forget the size of the sensor on the HTC one but I think it is 1/3.2 inch (someone tell me please) but the HTC One is interesting. For it to be a 4 megapixel camera, it captures some impressive detail. I mean it is not going to help much with the resolve because the iPhone and SGS4 out perform it but if HTC goes with a sensor size of 1/2.6 inches and manages to keep the pixel size in between 1.7 to 2.2 microns, and adding resolve to about 8 megapixels, we will have a cellphone with a camera that has the best per pixel performance... The HTC One already isn't a bad performer, its just the resolution doesn't help.
Another issue is HTC's image processing...too much noise suppression combating the over sharpening. I don't think that grain levels are that bad to have such strong noise suppression. They also need to balance their sharpness levels as well as dynamic range.