Color CMOS 23.8-Megapixel (5632x4224) PureCel®-S Image Sensor

OmniVision's OV23850 is a high performance PureCel®-S 23.8-megapixel image sensor that bring DSC-like image quality and performance to flagship smartphones. The 1/2.3-inch OV23850 captures stunning ultra-high resolution images and video while enabling advanced digital imaging features.

The sensor utilizes OmniVision's new stacked die technology which separates the imaging array from the image sensor processing pipeline into a stacked die structure. This enables additional sensor functionality, such as phase detection autofocus (PDAF), two-dimensional contrast fast autofocus and high dynamic range (HDR) video, while maintaining a much smaller footprint.

Supporting an active array of 5632 x 4224 pixels (23.8 megapixels) operating at 24 frames per second (fps), the OV23850 is the highest resolution image sensor currently available that captures images and video in a 4:3 aspect ratio.

The OV23850 outputs 16:9 format video of up to 4.5-megapixels operating at 60 fps, enabling clear video preview on smartphone displays. It is capable of recording quad high definition (QHD) video at 30 fps in HDR mode to enable 'always on' HDR preview mode. Additionally, the sensor supports 720p high definition (HD) video at 120 fps, and 1080p HD video at 90 fps for crisp, slow motion video recording.

The OV23850 fits into a 10.5 x 10.5 mm module with a z-height of 6.3 mm.


  • 1.12 x 1.12 µm pixel

  • Optical size of 1/2.3"

  • 34.52° CRA for 6.3 mm z-height

  • Programmable controls for:
    - Frame rate
    - Mirror and flip
    - Cropping
    - Windowing

  • Supports images sizes:
    - 23MP (5648x4232)
    - 18MP (5648x3184)
    - 6MP (2824x2120)
    - 1080p (1928x1088)
    - 720p (1288x728)

  • Supports output formats:
    - 14/12/10-bit HDR RAW
    - 10-bit RGB RAW
    - DPCM 12/10-8 compression

  • Supports horizontal and vertical subsampling

  • 5632 x 4224 @ 24 fps 10-bit,
    5632 x 3168 @ 30 fps 10-bit,
    6MP @ 45 fps

  • 4 lane MIPI @ 2 Gbps/lane or 8 lane MIPI @ 1 Gbps/lane

  • 1/2/4/8 lane LVDS with 1 Gbps/lane

  • 4-exposure HDR and alternate row HDR with on-chip recombination

  • Image quality control:
    - DPC
    - ABLC
    - Lens shading correction

  • Phase defect auto focus (PDAF) support

  • Supports 4x4 and 2x2 binning

  • Standard serial SCCB interface

  • 3K bytes of embedded OTP for customer use

  • Three on-chip phase lock loops (PLLs)

  • Built-in temperature sensor

  • Programmable I/O drive capability

Product Specifications

Part NumberOV23850-G04A
Analog / DigitalDigital
Power RequirementTBD
Temperature RangeOperating: -30°C to +85°C junction temperature
Stable image: 0°C to +60°C junction temperature
Output FormatDPCM 12/10-8 compression, 10-bit RAW RGB data, 14/12/10-bit HDR RAW
Optical Format1/2.3"
Frame RateFull @ 24 fps
2816x2112 @ 45 fps
5632x3168 @ 30 fps
Pixel Size1.12 µm
Image Area6321 x 4749.7 µm
Package Dimensions7399.8 x 5599.8 µm
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