Color CMOS 12-Megapixel (4096x3072) PureCel®Plus-S Image Sensor

OmniVision's OV12890 is a high-performance 1.55-micron big-pixel PureCel®Plus-S image sensor that brings high-end imaging to flagship smartphones. Compared to OmniVision's previous-generation big-pixel sensor, the OV12890 delivers dramatically improved sensitivity and signal-to-noise (SNR) ratio with faster 12-bit readout architecture. The 1/2.3-inch OV12890 captures ultra-high resolution, high frame rate images, and video with support for advanced features such as phase detection autofocus (PDAF), high dynamic range (HDR), and slow motion video.

Built on OmniVision's latest generation PureCel®Plus-S pixel architecture, the OV12890 is capable of capturing full resolution 12-megapixel images and video at 45 frames per second (fps), ultra-high resolution 4K2K video at 60 fps, and 1080p full high definition (HD) video at 240 fps via high speed D-PHY and C-PHY interfaces.

The OV12890 fits into 10 x 10 mm modules with z-heights of <6 mm.


  • 1.55 µm x 1.55 µm pixel

  • Optical size of 1/2.3"

  • 35° CRA

  • Enhanced dual camera support

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

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

  • Support for image sizes:
    - 12MP (4096x3072)
    - 4K2K (3840x2160)
    - 1080p (1920x1080)
    - 720p (1280x720), and more

  • Two-wire serial bus control (SCCB)

  • Strobe output to control flash

  • Embedded 13.5kbits 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

  • Built-in temperature sensor

  • Typical module size: 10 x 10 x <6 mm

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Product Specifications

Part NumberOV12890-GA5A
Analog / DigitalDigital
Power RequirementXSHUTDOWN: <10 µW
Active: 300 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 FormatDPCM 10-8 compression, 10/12-bit RAW RGB
Optical Format1/2.3"
Frame Rate4K2K @ 60 fps
Full @ 45 fps
1080p HD (crop+bin) @ 240 fps
Pixel Size1.55 µm
Image Area6398.4 x 4811.2 µm
Package Dimensions7200 x 5750 µm
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  • 720p
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