Color CMOS 16-megapixel (4672x3504) PureCel®Plus-S Image Sensor

OmniVision's OV16885-4C is an ultra-compact image sensor built on OmniVision's second-generation, 1.0-micron PureCel®Plus-S pixel technology that is designed to bring 16-megapixel resolution to high-end front-facing mobile applications. The OV16885-4C's on-chip pixel binning feature boosts signal levels up to four times, enabling clear images even in challenging lighting environments. The OV16885-4C pairs with OmniVision's smart resolution recovery software solutions to achieve the ideal balance between resolution and sensitivity, making it a compelling solution for "super selfie" cameras in high-end mobile applications.

The OV16885-4C offers a full 16-megapixel 4-cell RAW output mode and a 4-megapixel Bayer output mode that uses in-pixel binning to achieve a 2.0-micron pixel's performance and sensitivity. The OV16885-4C captures full-resolution 16-megapixel images and video at 30 frames per second (fps) and offers both MIPI D-PHY and C-PHY interfaces.

The OV16885-4C sensor fits into the industry-standard module form factors for slim mobile devices.


  • 16MP @ 30 fps, 4K2K @ 60 fps (1.0 µm non-Bayer output)

  • 4MP @ 60 fps, 1080p @ 120 fps (2.0 µm Bayer output)

  • Supports dynamic defect pixel correction (DPC) in Bayer output mode

  • Automatic black level calibration (ABLC)

  • Total embedded one-time programmable (OTP) memory: 2048 bytes, 896 bytes for customer use, remaining bytes for internal use

  • Supports typical images sizes:
    - 4672x3504
    - 3840x2160
    - 2336x1752
    - 1920x1080
    - 1280x720
    - 800x480

  • Supports horizontal and vertical subsampling

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

  • Up to 4-lane MIPI TX interface with speed up to 1.6 Gbps/lane

  • Programmable I/O drive capability

  • Standard serial SCCB interface

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

  • Two on-chip phase lock loops (PLLs)

  • Built-in temperature sensor

  • Typical module size: 8.5 x 8.5 x 4.9 mm

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Product Specifications

Part NumberOV16885-GA5A-4C-Z
Chroma4-Cell Color
Analog / DigitalDigital
Power RequirementXSHUTDOWN: <1 µW
Active: 280 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 Format1/3.06"
Frame RateFull @ 30 fps
1080p @ 120 fps
2336x1752 @ 60 fps
800x480 @ 240 fps
720p @ 180 fps
3840x2160 @ 60 fps
Pixel Size1.0 µm
Image Area4741.63 x 3564.29 µm
Package Dimensions5690 x 4050 µm
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