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Old Dec 22, 2005, 12:20 PM   #1
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Most of "main chips" used in Hybrid Digicamsare from Zoran http://www.zoran.comand Sunplus http://www.sunplus.com.tw.

Most of CMOSimage sensorsused in Hybrid Digicamsare from OmniVision http://www.ovt.com.CCD image sensors used in Hybrid Digicamsare from Sony Semiconductorhttp://www.sony.net/Products/SC-HP/and Panasonic Semiconductor http://www.panasonic.co.jp/semicon/e-index.html.

to be continued with details and sources............

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Old Dec 22, 2005, 9:54 PM   #2
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Both Zoran and OmniVision have websites - www.ovt.com. If you search this forum for those names, you'll find the accumulated wisdom or nonsense so far about which components are in which cameras. I think it's great that someone is pursuing this. Another couple of things to pin down are who makes the lenses, and who writes the software the cameras run on.
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Old Dec 23, 2005, 7:09 AM   #3
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Ihope postingmore information with their sources, and also planning to post a new topic about how toidentify main chip of hybrid digicam.
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Old Dec 23, 2005, 11:12 AM   #4
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Engineering Sample of a Hybrid Digicam based on Zoran Coach7e and OmniVision OV3610/3620 CMOS image sensor.


DVC Solution - DV731 VGA MPEG4 / 30fps

DV731 is a 3M pixel DV solution with built-in color TFT and SD card, using OVT high performance OV3610/3620 CMOS image sensor and Zoran Coach7e powerful DSP. It utilizes the state-of-the-art MPEG4 Advanced Simple Profile compression technology for real-time video recording. It is a high performance but low cost solution, suitable for mass market,


3 Mega pixel CMOS Sensor


On board Memory: 8 MB NAND Flash

External Memory: SD upto 1GB


1.5 inch AU TFT with LED backlight

Video Mode:


VGA (640x480) – 30 fps

QVGA (320x240) – 30 fps

Quality : Fine / Normal

File format: MPEG4

Video Duration:

Unlimited, clip time depends on external memory space (approximate 30 minutes for 256MB at normal mode)

Photo Mode:

Resolution : 2048x1536

File format: JPEG


USB Interface:

-- USB 2.0

-- Mass storage

-- OS Supported: Win2000 / XP / ME / Mac

12x Digital Zoom

Auto Exposure Control

Auto Gain Control

White Balance:

Auto / Daylight / Tungsten / Fluorescent / Cloudy

EV Compensation

Contrast: Normal / Stretching

Color Effect: B/W, Sepia, etc.

Sharpness Control: Normal / Sharpen / Smooth

External Strobe control for photo: Auto detect

Self-timer: 10 sec

Video Playback:

Normal / Slow Motion / Fast Forward / Fast Backward / Slide Show /Pause

Convenient Operation:

Power On, Shutter, Menu, Up, Down, Left, Right, Enter, Setup/Preview/Playback, TFT on/off, Confirm

3.7V Lithium battery

60-second Auto Power Off

Real Time Clock

Thumbnail Preview

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Old Dec 24, 2005, 6:47 PM   #5
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I'm enjoying the information you're adding to the site. I think the reason why I felt the 810 was "all Zoran" and the S670/720 were "all Omnivision", was that they were so different in terms of the combination of features. Presumably things like ability to delete MP3's would be a long way down the block diagram of these cameras. So if the chipset downstream of the sensor were similar or the same, I would expect the detailed features of the two cameras to be far more similar than they are. Maybe the control software is what's different.
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