For use with digital still cameras and digital video, OmniVision Technologies Inc. has released the OV5653 CMOS 5-megapixel color image sensor based on OmniBSI (backside illumination) technology. It delivers 720 pixels at 60 fps and full high-definition 1080 pixels at 30 fps. Features include automatic exposure control, automatic 50/60-Hz luminance detection and automatic black level calibration. Programmable user controls include image quality, formatting and output data transfer, mirror and flip, cropping, windowing and panning. The sensor has 256 bytes of embedded one-time programmable memory for storing information such as calibration parameters, and it supports horizontal and vertical subsampling and 2 × 2 binning. The integrated 1.5-V regulator eliminates the need for additional power components.