IMX378

Sony’s IMX378 is a 12MP (4056x3040) rolling shutter color image sensor. It’s used in almost all of our products (OAK-D, OAK-D S2 OAK-D Pro, OAK-D-PoE, OAK-D S2 PoE, etc.) as the color camera.

Supported resolutions

Supported sensor resolution by depthai

Name

Resolution

Max FPS

THE_12_MP

4056x3040

30 FPS

THE_4_K

3840 x 2160

30 FPS

THE_1080_P

1920x1080

60 FPS

FFC compatibility

With OAK FFC boards you can easily evaluate different sensors and optics, as you can connect FFC camera boards to any OAK FFC baseboard (OAK-FFC-4P, OAK-FFC-3P) via a flexible cable. FFC camera boards are carrier boards for the CCM (additional information below), so it can easily be connected to any OAK FFC baseboard. The following FFC camera boards contain this sensor:

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From left to right: OAK-FFC-IMX378, OAK-FFC-IMX378 (Arducam short FPC), OAK-FFC-IMX378-W

Sensor CCMs

Compact camera modules (CCMs) can be integrated directly into a custom product. CCMs are used in the final camera product. CCMs vary in optics and FPC connector. The following CCMs have been built using this sensor:

  • Sunny style long FPC:

    • NFOV (AF/FF) - 81° DFOV, 69° HFOV, 55° VFOV

  • Arducam short FPC:

    • NFOV AF (PY004) - 78° DFOV, 66° HFOV, 54° VFOV, EFL: 4.81, F. NO: 1.8±5%, Distortion: < 1%, Lens Size: 1/2.3”

    • NFOV FF (PY052) - 82° DFOV, 69° HFOV, 55° VFOV, EFL: 4.74, F. NO: 1.8±5%, Distortion: < 1.5%, Lens Size: 1/2.3”

    • WFOV FF (PY060) - 120° DFOV, 108° HFOV, 93° VFOV, EFL: 2.75, F. NO: 2.8±5%, Distortion: < -14.6%, Lens Size: 1/2.3”

On the image above (OAK FFC board) you can see all 3 different IMX378 CCMs.

Image quality comparison

Here’s an image comparison between different image sensors captured from OAK-FFC-3P. For more information, see Improving Image Quality docs.

IMX214 (13MP color sensor), IMX378 (12MP color sensor), LCM48 (48MP color sensor)

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Click on the image for the unencoded full-resolution sensor comparison image. Note that these images are about 8x digitally zoomed, and you can find full-resolution uncropped frames here (300 MB). Image specifications: Grocery items are at 4m, 33LUX, senstivity 100ISO. Images were taken at 200ms,300ms,400ms,500ms exposure and combined with an HDR script (on the host). OAK Series 3 cameras will have native HDR support on the camera itself.

Additional images

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From left to right: Arducam short FPC WFOV (120° DFOV) IMX378 on the OAK-D W

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