OmniVision announced the launch of its latest image sensor OV64B, the industry's smallest 64-megapixel sensor, which will further promote the trend ultra-thin design of high-end smartphones.

According to OmniVision, OV64B is the industry ’s only 64-megapixel image sensor with 0.7μm small pixels, and is the first to achieve 64-megapixel resolution at 1/2" optical size. OV64B is based on OmniVision's PureCel Plus stacked chip technology, providing leading still image capture and excellent 4K video recording, with electronic image stabilization (EIS), and 30 fps 8K video recording.

The OV64B supports 3-exposure, staggered HDR timing for up to 16MP video modes. It integrates a 4-cell color filter array and on-chip hardware re-mosaic, which provides high quality, 64MP Bayer output in real time. In low light conditions, this sensor can use near-pixel binning to output a 16MP image with 4X the sensitivity, offering 1.4 micron equivalent performance for previews and still captures. In either case, the OV64B can consistently capture the best quality images, while enabling 2X digital crop zoom with 16MP resolution and fast mode switch.

Samples of the OV64B image sensor are expected to be available in May.