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OmniVision unveils image sensors for Google’s Project Tango

OmniVision unveils image sensors for Google’s Project Tango

Nearly a week ago, Google introduced its Project Tango, a phone that scans the world in real time and translates it into a 3D map of sorts. OmniVision has jumped on board with this, announcing today its work with Google to develop mobile devices that can perform this mapping. Kicking it all off are a couple of image sensors.

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OmniGlass wearable reference design aims to take Glass rivals mass-market

OmniGlass wearable reference design aims to take Glass rivals mass-market

With wearables like Google Glass approaching the consumer market, and predictions that the segment as a whole could be a $50bn business in just a few years time, OmniVision is wading in with a shortcut for companies wanting to launch their own head-mounted computer. Consisting of a tiny head-worn display, camera, and image processor, the OmniGlass reference design is intended to be a one-stop way of putting digital content and augmented reality onto users' faces.

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The Moto X’s camera actually supports Ultra HD (you just can’t use it)

The Moto X’s camera actually supports Ultra HD (you just can’t use it)

Motorola is counting on three things to make the Moto X a success: Google Now, multiple colors, and its Clear Pixel camera, and now some extra details about the latter have emerged thanks to manufacturer OmniVision. The new OV10820 [pdf link] sensor may not have a snappy name, but it's a mighty capable chip, in fact able to capture 4k2k Ultra HD video.

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OmniVision announces low-cost 5MP CMOS image sensor with high-end features

OmniVision announces low-cost 5MP CMOS image sensor with high-end features

A camera is arguably one of the most indispensable features on a smartphone, being a necessary component in certain apps, such as barcode scanners, in addition to providing a simple way to take pictures/video and share them without hassle. The cameras in higher-end smartphones offer a variety of features you won't easily find in less expensive models, and often provide poor images in low light settings. OmniVision aims to change this, however, with its newly announced 5MP OV5645 CMOS sensor.

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OmniVision unveils 16MP sensor with 4K video

OmniVision unveils 16MP sensor with 4K video

How many megapixels is too many megapixels? Trick question: you can never have enough. OmniVision has unveiled new sensors, the OV16820 and OV16825, designed to be used in future smartphones that would put 16 megapixels in your pocket. Not only that, the sensors move beyond 1080p video, allowing for 4K recording at 60 frames per second. Who said the spec race was dead?

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OmniVision Report Hints At 8MP iPhone, Nintendo Wii 2 Camera

OmniVision Report Hints At 8MP iPhone, Nintendo Wii 2 Camera

OmniVision has been a longtime supplier of Apple's iPhone camera sensors, so speculation about it supplying an 8-megapixel camera for the next-gen iPhone is no surprise. But with an earnings report today, the company may have confirmed not only those rumors involving the next-gen iPhone but also some rumors involving an upcoming game console.

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OmniVision’s New 5 Megapixel Camera Sensor Allows For Even Slimmer Devices

OmniVision’s New 5 Megapixel Camera Sensor Allows For Even Slimmer Devices

OmniVision has long been supplying Apple's camera sensors, including the 5-megapixel CMOS camera sensor in the current iPhone 4. They've also announced several monster sensors along the way including a 10-megapixel one earlier this year and more recently a 12-megapixel beast. Today, the company announced a brand new best-in-class 5-megapixel sensor that's much thinner than previous sensors and is designed to allow for much slimmer devices.

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iPhone 5 8MP camera tipped after Sony CEO slip

iPhone 5 8MP camera tipped after Sony CEO slip

Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer has apparently let slip the camera hardware specifications of the iPhone 5, Apple's fifth-generation smartphone. Speaking to Walt Mossberg this week, 9 to 5 Mac reports, Stringer discussed the impact of the Japanese earthquake on CMOS sensor production at the company's Sendai plant. "Our best sensor technology is built in one of the affected factories" he said, "those go to Apple for their iPhones… or iPads. Isn't that something? They buy our best sensors from us?"

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OmniVision OV10810 10MP CMOS shoots 1080p HD & stills simultaneously

OmniVision OV10810 10MP CMOS shoots 1080p HD & stills simultaneously

OmniVision has outed its latest mobile CMOS imaging sensor, the OV10810, offering 10-megapixel resolution stills and 1080p Full HD video capture for smartphone-scale devices. The OV10810 can manage HDR photography, full-resolution 30fps image capture, and the ability to shoot photos while simultaneously recording video.

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OmniVision 8MP CMOS Sensor Rumored to be Heading to the iPhone

OmniVision 8MP CMOS Sensor Rumored to be Heading to the iPhone

Early this morning, OmniVision came forward and revealed a brand new camera sensor. The new design is specifically created to improve the overall image quality found in smartphones. Primarily, though, it's believed that the new sensor could find a perfect home within the next generation iPhone. The new sensor, model number OV8820, is a significant upgrade from previous iterations.

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OmniVision to Supply CMOS Image Sensors for Two Cameras on New iPad

OmniVision to Supply CMOS Image Sensors for Two Cameras on New iPad

Rumors regrading the next generation iPad may not be as robust as, say, rumors regarding the iPhone heading to Verizon, but it's good to see that they're still alive and well. With a new report from Barron's, it looks like the tablet device from Apple will not only be getting one camera on the back of the device, but one right on the front, too.

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OmniVision Takes Samsung’s Crown of World’s Smallest 1080p Camera

OmniVision Takes Samsung’s Crown of World’s Smallest 1080p Camera

All of these companies get passed around so much, from providing one thing to another, that it can be hard to keep up. Samsung, which just last month announced that they had the smallest 1080p camera module on the market, have now just been usurped. And, sure enough, it's from OmniVision, which probably got bumped out of the iPhone HD game by LG Innotek. It's a vicious world, the tech world, but we're happy that we're viewing it from the looking glass.

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