This camera sensor will deliver 4K video recording to your iPhone

Smartphone cameras are really, really good these days. They shoot 1080p "full HD" video and they take photos in low light fairly well, in ridiculous bursts and even do simultaneous HD recording and snapshots. The next step? 4K2K resolution HD video recording, baby!

Omnivision announced today that its OV162820 and OV16825 16-megapixel camera sensors can record HD video in Quad Full High Definition (QFHD aka 4K2K). The sensors only measure 1/2.3-inch and can shoot either at 4608 x 3456 at 30 frames per second or 3840 x 2160 at 60 frames per second.

Now, hopefully 4K resolution TVs are more affordable before these become the norm in cameras.

The OEM parts might mean nothing to you, but once it trickles down into your iPhone or Nexus Galactica (I made that up), 1080p is going to look like a bunch of pixelated junk.

OmniVision, via Engadget

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