Color CMOS 16-megapixel (4608x3456) PureCelŪPlus-S Image Sensor

OmniVision's OV16860 is a high performance 16-megapixel PureCel®Plus-S image sensor designed for high-end smartphones and action cameras. Compared to previous generation 16-megapixel sensors, the OV16860 delivers improved low-light performance and faster readout architecture with a larger 1.3-micron pixel, enabling full resolution recording at 45 frames per second (fps). The sensor also supports advanced features such as high dynamic range (HDR), and phase detection autofocus (PDAF).

OmniVision's new PureCel®Plus-S architecture and larger pixel size offer a number of pixel performance improvements over traditional 1.12-micron 16-megapixel sensors, including a 33 percent improvement in full-well capacity, a 40 percent improvement in low light performance and dramatically reduced pixel crosstalk.

The 1/2.4-inch OV16860 supports high-quality slow motion video capture with full field of view (FOV). The sensor can capture 16-megapixel images and video at 45 fps, ultra-high resolution 4K2K video at 60 fps, and 1080p high definition (HD) video at 120 fps via high speed D-PHY and C-PHY interfaces. Additionally, the OV16860 combines advance process and design optimization to enable nominal operating digital voltage (DVDD) spec of 1.2V.


  • Automatic black level calibration (ABLC)

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

  • Support for dynamic DPC cancellation

  • Supports output formats:
    - 10-bit RGB RAW
    - DPCM 10-8 compression

  • Supports horizontal and vertical subsampling

  • Supports typical images sizes:
    - 4608x3456
    - 4608x2592
    - 4K2K
    - 1080p
    - 720p, and more

  • Standard serial SCCB interface

  • Up to 4-lane MIPI TX interface with speed up to 2.2 Gbps/lane

  • Programmable I/O drive capability

  • Embedded 24kbits of one-time programmable (OTP) memory for customer use

  • Sequential multi-frame HDR and HDR timing support

  • Fast contrast auto focus

  • Phase detection auto focus (PDAF) pixels with hardware depth calculation

  • Three on-chip phase lock loops (PLLs)

  • Programmable I/O drive capability

  • Built-in temperature sensor

  • Typical module size: 10.5 x 10.5 x <6 mm

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Product Specifications

Part NumberOV16860-GA5A-1B
Analog / DigitalDigital
Power RequirementXSHUTDOWN: 3 µA
Active: 369 mW
Temperature RangeOperating: -30°C to +85°C junction temperature
Stable image: 0°C to +60°C junction temperature
Output FormatDPCM 10-8 compression, 10-bit RAW RGB data
Optical Format1/2.39"
Frame Rate4K2K @ 60 fps
1080p @ 120 fps
Full @ 45 fps
720p @ 120 fps
4608x2592 @ 60 fps
2304x1728 @ 90 fps
Pixel Size1.305 µm
Image Area6055.2 x 4551.84 µm
Package Dimensions6949.8 x 5549.4 µm
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