OmniVision intros 16MP smartphone module with Quad Full High Definition video capture
0. phoneArena 23 May 2012, 02:24 posted on
Just when we thought Full HD 1080p video on a smartphone is more than enough for everyone's daily needs, OmniVision broke another barrier. The company, whose camera modules are present in a variety of handsets, like the iPhone 4, announced the 16MP OV16820 and OV16825 sensors, both capable of full-resolution burst mode pics, and... hold on - 4K2K video capture, or the so-called Quad Full High Definition (QFHD) video at 60fps...
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1. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
"ARM Cortex-A15 with OmniVision's 16MP QFHD sensor taking 60fps video sounds like the next combo to put us in the proverbial limbo over which smartphone to wait for before we pull the buying trigger. "
You forgot the non-removable battery, non-expandable memory, and micro-sim.
8. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Come on guys? :) What's with the thumbs down!? :p
Well it's just that some of the flagships were doing this. Like the HTC One X and Xperia S. And I think it's robbing away some of the flexibility.
13. preetmalhotra (Posts: 79; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
It will be a stupid android flagship..
2. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)
we'll need 1TB internal memory to store those videos...
3. steelicon (Posts: 313; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)
Good technology. Might be useful for PureView someday.
4. tango_charlie (Posts: 101; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
And to watch the videos in full resolution (QFHD) you have to buy a 4K TV for 10K Dollar.
10. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)
true, you cant tell the difference b/w 720p and 1080p on a phone, let alone QFHD
5. rg987 (Posts: 130; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
we wud b having those modules in high end smartphones in 2013 holidays season..........and no earlier than that
6. shadez10 (Posts: 408; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
whats the point of full high definition video capture if your audio sucks as hell...
1080p@30fps + Nokia Rich Recording is still my choice...
7. theoak (Posts: 324; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
With the new iPad, recording 1080P at 30fps, I am at half a GIG for 4 minutes (plus or minus). Trying to post that fat file anywhere is a real pain without making it smaller in someway first, which adds even more pain.
Now times that by four ... yuck yuck yuck yuck.
The NAND companies I am sure however love this.
9. skymitch89 (Posts: 1161; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Soo looking forward to seeing what kind of device comes out with this image sensor, especially if/when paired with a Cortex A15 processor (specifically the Exynos 5 Dual).