OmniVision Technologies starts off day three of CES with the unveiling of its latest digital imaging sensor, a 1/4-inch CMOS chip it describes as tailored for shooting 720p HD video at 60fps. The OV9713 is based around the company's new Omni-Pixel3-HS pixel architecture, which OmniVision says leads to "excellent" low-light performance and improvements to both the sensor's dynamic range and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). The company envisions a variety of uses for the OV9713 that include entertainment, telepresence, and security monitoring implementations. Further, OmniVision touts reduced latency as a benefit of the 60ps framerate and says built-in HDR capabilities make the sensor a prime candidate for indoor situations with less-than-ideal lighting. The OV9713 is available now for sampling with volume production anticipated in the second quarter.
OmniVision Technologies announces OV9713 60fps HD image sensor
OmniVision Technologies has announced its newest digital imaging chip: the 1/4-inch OV9713 CMOS sensor capable of 720p video at a framerate of 60fps.