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OmniVision Launches 12-Megapixel PureCel®Plus-S Sensor for High-End Consumer Drones and Action Camer

Updated: Jan 23, 2023

New OV12895 Features Fast Frame Rate, Slow-Motion Video, and a Low-Power Mode.

OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the OV12895, the latest addition to the PureCel®Plus-S product line that offers stacked-die technology. This 12-megapixel image sensor leverages a 1.55-micron pixel and high-speed architecture to deliver best-in-class performance for consumer-grade drones, surveillance systems, and 360- degree action cameras.

Highlights of the OV12895 include:

  • 12-megapixel still-image capture

  • 4K2K resolution at 60 frames per second (FPS)

  • 1080p resolution at 240 FPS resolution for slow-motion videos

  • 12-bit readout architecture that provides high–bit depth snapshots

  • A low chief ray angle of 5 degrees that is suitable for mature lens


  • Availability in RW and CLGA formats

“We are seeing rapid growth in the markets for consumer drones, surveillance systems, and 360-degree action cameras, in part due to the increasing demand for aerial photography and 4K-resolution panoramic videos in security and virtual reality applications. The 12-megapixel OV12895 aligns well with these consumer product segments because it strikes a balance between solid pixel performance and high resolution, in a widely used 1/2.3-inch optical format,” said Kalairaja Chinnaveerappan, senior product marketing manager at OmniVision. “The OV12895 builds on our latest-generation PureCel Plus-S stacked-die architecture and has many desirable features for these applications.”

PureCel Plus-S Architecture

The OV12895 is built on OmniVision’s PureCel Plus-S stacked-die architecture featuring backside illumination for ultra-high resolution and crisp, vibrant images across all light levels. The stacked-die structure allows for additional sensor functionality while enabling smaller die sizes when compared with non-stacked sensors, resulting in smaller module sizes for larger optical format sensors.

OV12895 Resolution and Frame Rate Specifications:

  •  High-quality slow-motion video capture with full field of view

  •  Full-resolution 10-bit images and video at 45 FPS in a 4:3 aspect ratio

  •  Full-resolution 12-bit images and video at 30 FPS in a 4:3 aspect ratio

  •  Ultra-high-resolution 4K2K video at 60 FPS in a 16:9 aspect ratio

  •  Full high-definition (HD) 1080p video at 240 FPS

The OV12895 is currently available for sampling and is expected to enter volume production in the first quarter of 2017.

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