Color CMOS 720p HD Sensor with OmniPixel3-HS™ Technology

The 1/4-inch OV9718 is a native high-definition (HD) image sensor capable of capturing high quality 720p video at 60 frames per second (fps). Built on an enhanced OmniPixel3-HS™ pixel, the OV9718 combines excellent low-light performance of 3300 mV/lux-sec with fast frame rates, making it ideally suited for telepresence and high-end security applications.

The sensor's new and improved OmniPixel3-HS pixel architectures offers improved dynamic range, better low-light sensitivity and enhanced signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) performance compared to the previous generation sensor. The OV9718's 12-bit RGB RAW output capability provides improved dynamic range. In addition, the embedded sequential line- or frame-based HDR features allow higher dynamic range for high-contrast scenes using an external ISP. Its fast frame rate minimizes latency delay, resulting in quick response time for interactive real-time communication applications.

The OV9718 features a standard 2-lane MIPI/LVDS interface and comes in a 49-pin CSP3 package.


  • Automatic black level calibration (ABLC)

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

  • Image quality controls:
    - Lens correction
    - Defective pixel canceling

  • Supports output formats: 8/10/12-bit RAW RGB (MIPI/LVDS)

  • Supports horizontal and vertical sub-sampling

  • Supports images sizes:
    - 1280x800
    - 640x400
    - 320x200
    - 160x100

  • Fast mode switching

  • Support 2x2 binning

  • Standard serial SCCB interface

  • Two-lane MIPI/LVDS serial output interface

  • Embedded 256 bits one-time programmable (OTP) memory for part identification, etc.

  • On-chip phase lock loop (PLL)

  • Programmable I/O drive capability

  • Built-in 1.5V regulator for core

  • Support alternate frame HDR/line HDR

Product Specifications

Part NumberOV9718-A49A-Z
Analog / DigitalDigital
Power RequirementActive: 95 mA
Standby: 30 µA
Temperature RangeOperating: -30°C to +85°C junction temperature
Stable image: 0°C to +50°C junction temperature
Output Format12-bit RAW RGB data
Optical Format1/4"
Frame RateFull @ 60 fps
Pixel Size3.0 µm
Image Area3936 x 2460 µm
Package49-pin CSP3
Package Dimensions6110 x 4930 µm
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  • VGA
  • 400x400
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  • CameraCubeChip
  • 720p
  • VGA
  • 400x400
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