Could Your Next Smartphone Shoot 4K Video?

Engadget are reporting on a new CMOS sensor developed by OmniVision which could find it’s way into tomorrow’s Smartphones. The company’s press release states that the OV16820 and OV16825 are:

16-megapixel CameraChip™ sensors that support 16-megapixel burst photography and can capture 4K2K, or Quad Full High Definition (QFHD), video at 60 frames per second (fps).

The amount of development – and the speed thereof – relating to 4K video in consumer products is actually quite frightening in some respects. At 4K video each frame in the video is roughly 8mp which makes a fair sized print for those less driven to capture the “decisive moment” in a single stills image.

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Founder of PhotoComment. In a relatively short space of time he has experienced the photography industry almost full circle. From camera repairs, to photographic retail, wholesale, marketing for one of the large camera brands, part time photographer and of course blogger there is hardly a moment when he is not eating, drinking and occasionally getting some sleep where photography is not involved.