OmniVision reveals details about the Motorola Moto X camera

We already know quite a lot about the camera inside the Motorola Moto X. We've shown you the tech that is behind it and the quality of the photos it can produce. But having a little more detailed technical info won't hurt, would it? Meet the OV10820 by OmniVision – the camera module outfitted in Moto's latest handset. 

What's so special about it, you ask? Well, that it has a 10.5MP sensor with native 16:9 aspect ratio is something you might have already heard of. That it has a new RGBC color filter for improved light capturing is another detail we discussed not long ago. What you may not know, on the other hand, is that OmniVision's solution comes with a OV660 companion chip for image processing. Basically, it takes the RGBC information captured by the sensor and outputs standard RGB Bayer data that can then be used to create the actual image in digital file format. 

The sensor itself is 1/2.6-inch in size, with 1.4-micron BSI pixels for even better low-light imagery. Digging further into details, the OV10820 is technically capable of recording 4K2K video at resolution of 3840 by 2160 pixels while maintaining a full field of view at a rate of 30 frames per second. That doesn't mean, however, that the Motorola Moto X can capture video beyond 1080p, although its camera module is capable of doing so.

The OmniVision OV10820 is making its debut in the Motorola Moto X, but seeing it under the hoods of other handsets isn't out of the question. It is currently being produced in volume, along with the OV660 companion chip.

source: OmniVision (PDF) via Engadget

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