OV8850 ||| Color CMOS 8 Megapixel (3280 x 2464) Image Sensor with OmniBSI-2™ Technology by OmniVision

The 1/4-inch OV8850 leads the CMOS sensor pixel design race in the smartphone market by enabling autofocus modules that are 20 percent slimmer than today’s 1/3.2-inch 8-megapixel modules. Besides a small footprint, the 1.1-micron OmniBSI-2 pixel offers significant improvements in power efficiency and comparable image quality to the previous generation 1.4-micron OmniBSI™ pixel, making it an attractive solution for next-generation smartphones and tablets.

An integrated scaler allows the camera to maintain full field of view in 1080p/30 high-definition (HD) video and preview modes and provides extra adjustable resolution for electronic image stabilization (EIS). Additionally, the sensor’s 2 x 2 binning functionality provides EIS for 720p/60 HD video recording. Other advanced features of the OV8850 include an on-chip temperature sensor, two PLLs, context switching, 4 Kbits of one-time programmable memory, lens shading correction, defective pixel cancelling, black sun elimination, and alternate row exposure for high dynamic range (HDR) video and still image capture.

The OV8850 supports 8 and 10-bit RAW image output with all standard image quality control functions supported through the SCCB interface. The sensor fits in an 8.5 x 8.5 mm autofocus camera module with a build height of 4.7 mm and features a 4-lane MIPI/LVDS that facilitates the required high data transfer rate.


  • Automatic black level calibration (ABLC)
  • Programmable controls for frame rate, mirror and flip, cropping, windowing, and scaling
  • Image quality controls: lens correction and defective pixel canceling, black sun elimination
  • Supports output formats: 8/10-bit RAW
  • Embedded full scaler
  • Supports horizontal and vertical subsampling
  • Support 2×2 binning, re-sampling filter
  • Supports images sizes: 8 Mpixel, EIS1080p, 1080p, EIS720p, EISQ 1080p, Q1080p, EISVGA, VGA, QVGA, etc.
  • Fast mode switching
  • Standard serial SCCB interface
  • Up to 4-lane MIPI serial output interface
  • Up to 4-lane LVDS serial output interface
  • Embedded 2K bits one-time programmable (OTP)
  • Memory for part identification, etc.
  • On-chip phase lock loop (PLL)
  • Programmable I/O drive capability
  • Built-in 1.2V regulator for core
  • Built-in temperature sensor
  • Supports alternate row HDR timing

Product Specifications

Part Number OV8850-G04A
Package Size 5550 x 5400 µm
Analog/ Digital Digital
Chroma Color
Array Size 3280 x 2464 µm
Resolution 8 MP
Package RW
Optical Format 1/4″
Pixel Size 1.1 µm
Frame Rate 30 @ EIS1080p
24 @ Full
60 @ EIS720p
Power Consumption TBD
Temperature Stable: 0° – 65°C
Operating: -30° – 70°C
Output Format RAW
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