OmniVision Technologies Inc. a California-based corporation that designs and develops digital imaging solutions, has just announced that they have launched a 12.6MP camera sensor named OV12825, for camera phones. This sensor has capabilities to shoot videos at 1080p and at 60 frames per second with electronic image stabilization.

A camera sensor with a high performance mobile imaging experience

A camera sensor with a high performance mobile imaging experience

Not only can this sensor shoot videos at 1080p but also capture still images with resolution of 4224×3000 pixels at 15 frames per second. Another notable feature of the OV12825 is pixel-shift image stabilization and fast continuous still image shooting.

Vinoo Margasahayam, Product Marketing Manager at OmniVision said, “Driven by increasing consumer expectations, the camera phone market continues to demand progressively higher resolutions with full convergence of still photography and quality HD video. The OV12825 answers those demands by providing a high-performance mobile imaging experience. With its impressive array of features and capabilities, this no-compromise CMOS image sensor provides an excellent solution for current and next-generation phones.”

OmniVision has made the camera sensor for Apple and is found in the iPhone 4. The volume production for the OV12825 is expected to begin by the second quarter of 2011.

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