BEIJING, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the OV16885 product series: the OV16885 and OV16885-4C. Built on OmniVision's second-generation, 1.0-micron PureCel®Plus-S pixel architecture, the power-efficient OV16885 sensor family offers high-resolution and high-sensitivity imaging capabilities for both world- and user-facing smartphone cameras.
"As smartphone cameras evolve and become the camera of choice for many use cases, we see users expecting higher image quality and functionality from their smartphones' imaging systems," said Badri Padmanabhan, product marketing manager at OmniVision. "The OV16885 sensor series showcases OmniVision's ongoing commitment to meet market demands by incorporating advanced features in slim, power-efficient packages." The OV16885, designed for main cameras in mainstream smartphones, provides an attractive upgrade option for phones in the currently popular 13-megapixel category. With advanced features such as phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and zig-zag high dynamic range (zHDR), the OV16885 delivers professional-grade images that can significantly enhance the smartphone user's experience. Modern digital cameras historically fall short of the human visual system's ability to perceive a wide brightness range, and the OV16885's zHDR technology helps narrow this gap more elegantly than traditional frame-based HDR techniques. zHDR uses a long and a short exposure in a single frame to extend the dynamic range capabilities of the sensors. Long and short exposure lines are diagonally interlaced across the entire pixel array in a zig-zag pattern. This enables live preview and video recording in HDR mode and single-shot full-resolution HDR images in capture mode without shutter lag.