Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Find: QuadHD phone cameras are coming

omnivision sensors

4xhd at 60hz, 8xhd at 30hz. 
The Verge - All Posts
OmniVision has unveiled two new sensors capable of enabling high-resolution video shooting on portable devices. The 1/2.3-inch OV16820 and OV16825 sensors, designed for compact cameras and "flagship smartphones" respectively, can shoot 60fps video at 4K2K (3840 x 2160, or four times 1080p) and 30fps video at the full 16-megapixel resolution of 4608 x 3456. The sensors also allow for 16-megapixel burst photography.
Whether the devices these chips are intended for will have the lenses to take advantage of 4K-beating video resolution is another matter entirely, but the specs do sound impressive on paper. While OmniVision doesn't tend to trumpet its clients, the company is a major supplier of CMOS sensors to device manufacturers — a...

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