CMOS VGA (640x480) Image Sensor with OmniPixel2™ Technology

The OV7221 image sensors are low voltage CMOS sensors that provide the full functionality of a single-chip VGA camera and image processor in a small footprint package. The OV7221 provides full-frame, sub-sampled or windowed 8-bit/10-bit images in a wide range of formats, controlled through the Serial Camera Control Bus (SCCB) interface.

This device has an image array capable of operating at up to 60 frames per second (fps) in VGA with complete user control over image quality, formatting and output data transfer. All required image processing functions, including exposure control, gamma, white balance, color saturation, hue control and more, are also programmable through the SCCB interface. In addition, OmniVision sensors use proprietary sensor technology to improve image quality by reducing or eliminating common lighting/electrical sources of image contamination, such as Fixed Pattern Noise (FPN), smearing, blooming, etc., to produce a clean, fully stable color image.


  • High sensitivity for low-light operation

  • Standard SCCB interface

  • Lens shading correction

  • Supports image sizes:
    - VGA
    - QVGA
    - Any size scaling down from CIF to 40x30

  • VarioPixel® method for sub-sampling

  • Automatic image control functions including:
    - Automatic exposure control (AEC)
    - Automatic gain control (AGC)
    - Automatic white balance (AWB)
    - Automatic band filter (ABF)
    - Automatic black-level calibration (ABLC)

  • ISP includes noise reduction and defect correction

  • Image quality controls including:
    - Color saturation
    - Hue
    - Gamma
    - Sharpness (edge enhancement)
    - Anti-blooming

  • Supports output formats:
    - RAW RGB
    - RGB (GRB 4:2:2, RGB565/555/444)
    - YCbCr (4:2:2)

  • Saturation level auto adjust (UV adjust)

  • Edge enhancement level auto adjust

  • De-noise level auto adjust

  • Frame synchronization capability

Product Specifications

Part NumberOV7221-V28A
Analog / DigitalDigital
Power RequirementActive: 120 mW
Standby: <20 µA
Temperature RangeTBD
Output FormatRAW RGB data, RGB, YUV
Optical Format1/4"
Frame RateFull @ 60 fps
Pixel Size6.0 µm
Image Area3984 x 2952 µm
Package28-pin CSP2
Package Dimensions11.43 x 11.43 mm
Product Briefn/a

Image Sensors
  • Native HD
  • 23-megapixel
  • 21-megapixel
  • 20-megapixel
  • 16-megapixel
  • 13-megapixel
  • 12-megapixel
  • 10-megapixel
  • 8-megapixel
  • 5-megapixel
  • 4-megapixel
  • 2-megapixel
  • 1-megapixel
  • VGA
  • 400x400
  • Analog
  • LCOS
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  • CameraCubeChip
  • 720p
  • VGA
  • 400x400
  • Omni-ISP™ IP Cores
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