Color CMOS 13.2-megapixel (4224x3136) PureCel®Plus-S Image Sensor

OmniVision's OV13870 is the industry's first 13-megapixel "big pixel" sensor capable of recording full-resolution 1080p high definition (HD) video at 240 frames per second (fps). The OV13870 also features a 12-bit analog to digital converter (ADC) to enable better low light signal to noise ratio (SNR), phase detection auto focus (PDAF), and dedicated support for dual-camera functionality.

Built on OmniVision's new PureCel Plus-S pixel architecture, the OV13870 delivers best-in-class pixel performance with significant improvements in low-light performance and crosstalk reduction with minimal chip size. Even with a 1/2.74-inch optical format, the OV13870 has an extremely compact module with a z-height of about 5.5 mm.

The OV13870 can capture full-resolution 13-megapixel still images at 45 fps or record ultra-high resolution 4K2K video at 60 fps, 1080p full HD at 240 fps.


  • 1.25 µm x 1.25 µm pixel

  • Optical size of 1/2.74"

  • 33.99° CRA

  • Enhanced dual cam support

  • High-speed architecture for fast frames per second (fps)

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

  • Supports images sizes:
    - 13MP (4224x3136)
    - 4K2K (3840x2160)
    - 1080p (1920x1080), and more

  • Two-wire serial bus control (SCCB)

  • Strobe output to control flash

  • Embedded 13.5 kbits of one-time programmable (OTP) memory

  • Support for phase detection auto focus (PDAF)

  • Two on-chip phase lock loops (PLLs)

  • Programmable controls for:
    - Gain
    - Exposure
    - Frame rate
    - Image size
    - Horizontal mirror
    - Vertical flip
    - Cropping
    - Panning

  • Image quality controls for:
    - Defect pixel correction
    - Automatic black level calibration
    - Lens shading correction
    - Alternate row HDR

  • Built-in temperature sensor

  • Typical module size: 9.5 x 9.5 x <5.55 mm

Product Specifications

Part NumberOV13870-GA5A-Z
Analog / DigitalDigital
Power RequirementStandby: 265 mW @ full-res, 30 fps, 10-bit
Active: 320 mW @ full-res, 30 fps, 12-bit
Temperature RangeOperating: -30°C to +85°C junction temperature
Stable image: 0°C to +60°C junction temperature
Output Format12/10-bit RAW RGB data, DPCM 12-8 compression
Optical Format1/2.74"
Frame Rate4K2K @ 60 fps
13MP (12-bit) (4:3) @ 30 fps
1080p FHD (crop+bin) @ 240 fps
13MP (10-bit) (4:3) @ 45 fps
Pixel Size1.25 µm
Image Area5320 x 3960 µm
Package Dimensions6300 x 4900 µm
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