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OmniVision Announces its First 64-Megapixel Sensor

After announcing its first 48-megapixel sensor last month, OmniVision adds another new sensor to its lineup with the OV64C. The company’s first 64-megapixel sensor will compete against Samsung’s ISOCELL GW1 and Sony’s IMX686 for high-megapixel sensors. Like its rivals, the OV64C has 0.8um pixels and employs a Quad Bayer array, where it outputs 16-megapixel photos with 1.6um pixels. The Quad Bayer feature also helps in achieving lossless 2x digital zoom.

What’s new in this sensor is a “type 2, 2×2 microlens PD autofocus” system similar to the upcoming Sony sensor that will debut on the Find X2 Pro. The new feature is expected to improve autofocus in low light.

For video, the OV64C can shoot 8K video at 30FPS and 4K video at 30 FPS and 60FPS, with the former having EIS. It can also shoot 3-exposure, staggered HDR timing for up to 16MP video modes.

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