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

OmniVision's OV16885 is a high-resolution image sensor built on OmniVision's second-generation, 1.0-micron PureCel®Plus-S pixel architecture that is well-suited for world-facing mobile cameras. The OV16885 enhances mainstream 16-megapixel resolution images and video with advanced features such as zig-zag high dynamic range (zHDR) and support for phase detection autofocus (PDAF), enabling crisp image and video details with excellent scene reproduction.

zHDR uses a long and a short exposure in a single frame to extend dynamic range capabilities of the sensors. Long and short exposure lines are diagonally interlaced across the entire pixel array in a zig-zag pattern. This enables live preview and video recording in HDR mode and single-shot full-resolution HDR images in capture mode without any shutter lag.

Leveraging OmniVision's PureCel Plus-S stacked die technology, the OV16885 captures full-resolution 16-megapixel images and video with zHDR functionality at 30 frames per second (fps), 4K2K video at 60 fps, and 1080p at 120 fps. The OV16885 sensor fits into industry-standard module form factors for slim mobile devices.


  • 16MP @ 30 fps, 4K2K @ 60 fps

  • Supports ZigZag HDR timing

  • Supports phase detection auto focus (PDAF)

  • Supports dynamic defect pixel correction (DPC)

  • 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 4.5 mm

Product Specifications

Part NumberOV16885-GA5A-Z
Analog / DigitalDigital
Power RequirementActive: 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
3840x2160 @ 60 fps
720p @ 180 fps
2336x1752 @ 60 fps
800x480 @ 240 fps
Pixel Size1.0 µm
Image Area4741.63 x 3564.29 µm
Package Dimensions5690 x 4050 µm
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