CMOS Analog NTSC/PAL Image Sensor with OmniPixel3-HS™ Technology

The OV7959 is a high-performance and cost effective CMOS image sensor developed specifically for surveillance applications. Based on OmniVision's advanced OmniPixel3-HS™ technology, the OV7959 achieves optimum low-light sensitivity and power efficiency, making it an excellent solution for video capture in varying conditions.

The 1/3.6-inch image sensor supports both NTSC and PAL output formats. The OV7959 is capable of operating in extreme low-light conditions and is capable of operating across a wide temperature range of -20°C to +70°C. It has superior IR performance and utilizes very low power. It also supports a built-in OSD function.

Advanced image processing functions, including gain control, white balance, and aperture and defective pixel correction are all programmable through the serial camera control bus (SCCB) interface. Other key features of the OV7959 are the 16-zone automatic exposure control, horizontal and vertical windowing capability and extremely low dark current.


  • NTSC and PAL output

  • Excellent low light sensitivity

  • Automatic exposure/gain control

  • Auto white balance control

  • Aperture/gamma correction

  • Slave compatible serial camera control bus (SCCB) control interface for register programming

  • Low power consumption

  • Low dark current

  • On-screen display

  • 32 bytes of one time programmable memory (OTP)

  • SPI master for single static overlay and loading setting

  • Dynamic overlay controls

  • Defective pixel correction

Product Specifications

Part NumberOV7959-C48A
Analog / DigitalAnalog
Power RequirementStandby: 28 µA
Active: 135 mW
Temperature RangeOperating: -20°C to +70°C junction temperature
Stable image: 0°C to +50°C junction temperature
Output FormatNTSC, PAL
Optical Format1/3.6"
Frame RatePAL @ 50 fields/sec
NTSC @ 60 fields/sec
Pixel Size6.0 µm
Image Area4008 x 3024 µm
Package48-pin CLCC
Package Dimensions14.22 x 14.22 mm
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