Front-facing 1080p video chat with OV2722

Front-facing 1080p video chat with OV2722Rear cameras have been getting plenty of love recently, but what about the front-facing chaps? You can typically expect block/blur-o-vision during video calls at the moment, and that suits me fine; I have no desire to count your nose hairs.

However, OmniVision wants to see your face in full hideous detail, and will be able to do so soon, with the OV2722.

The OV2722 (where’s the cool name? OmniVision, er, Falcon?) is a colour CMOS 2 megapixel (1932 x 1092) image sensor with OmniBSI technology. Rolls off the tongue, eh?

OmniVision reckons the OV2722 will make an appearance in smartphones, tablets, notebooks and ultrabooks. Needless to say, we’re promised super-sexy image quality, sensitivity, colour reproduction and clarity.

"We believe that current market trends are quickly moving beyond 720p, and we are seeing strong demand for premium quality 1080p HD video sensors that can meet the criteria and specifications of online video sharing platforms such as Skype, and unified communications platforms such as Microsoft Lync," screamed Nick Nam, OmniVision’s director of product marketing.

"In addition, many high-end cameras are required to have extremely small form factors so that they can fit inside next-generation smartphones, tablets, notebooks and Ultrabooks. The OV2722 is specifically crafted to meet these stringent performance requirements and design specifications, making it the ideal choice for these high-end devices."

The OV2722 is already in mass production, though it’s not clear at this stage which manufacturers have signed up.

If phrases like “On-chip phase lock loop (PLL)” and “Programmable I/O drive capability, I/O tri-state configurability” get your motor running, head over to the OmniVision site for more details.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 31, 2012 at 11:08

I have images disabled. Lets see: I 'see' a YOUNG WOMAN AT A LAPTOP smiling, it seems, directly at Lewis. Right? Wait, don't tell me. I'm cramming for Psychics 101 :p

lcurdie / MOD  May. 31, 2012 at 11:14

We're in love, Jan. Leave us be ;)

JanSt / MOD  May. 31, 2012 at 11:16


.... okay, re-enabled images. No, Lewis, that ain't love :p

krogothnx  May. 31, 2012 at 11:21

Looks like she won't be there long, she hasn't bought anything to that empty workspace apart from an ultra book and mouse....

Careful lewis, looks like she's about to do a runner.

matt101101 / MOD  May. 31, 2012 at 11:26

I'd hire her...Just sayin'...

JanSt / MOD  May. 31, 2012 at 11:49

who said it's a she, anyway?

matt101101 / MOD  May. 31, 2012 at 11:58

who said it's a she, anyway?
Some of us don't disable the images ;).

JanSt / MOD  May. 31, 2012 at 12:03

who said it's a she, anyway?
Some of us don't disable the images ;).

No justice for cross-dressers?

CTPAHHIK  May. 31, 2012 at 13:11

Gotta love Mobot - comments completely off topic.

On the other note, Where can I get that image in 1080p?


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