Aptina outs camera sensor that lets phones do professional high-speed and HDR video recording

Aptina outs camera sensor that lets phones do professional high-speed and HDR video recording
Aptina just issued a press release detailing the next advancement in smartphone footage - an 8 MP sensor that can do real 60fps recording without pixel binning, and at the full 16:9 width of the frame. 

The sensor takes 6 MP stream and oversamples it 3x, for "video as sharp as that of the high-end multi-sensor video cameras used in television studios.

Bold statement, and we'd love to see the first results when phones with this sensor appear, as Aptina said the mass production of those is going on as we speak. 

The other goodies with this module will include hardwired HDR stills and video, just like with Sony's new Exmor RS unit, and also on-chip binning to do HD recording at the even faster 120fps. Action camera indeed.



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14 Comments

1. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Implemented in phones 2014?? :(

2. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Sadly... Just like silicon batteries, waterproof cellphones(as standard), and the jump to microUSB 3.0. Just out of reach.

4. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

waterproof is becoming standard on HTC's high end, but i doubt it will be available on phones other than the ones that have unibodies because its not possible to seal it...maybe Moto's Razr series will be waterproof?

5. Igneel unregistered

'waterproof is becoming standard on HTC's high end'. Can you clarify me about that? As far as I remember, or what I've read, only Sony has created mid-ranger waterproof phone which is the Xperia V. Samsung has the Rugby Pro but its spec is not high and only sold in the US.

11. iDroidWin

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

One of the main market for HTC is Japan. There waterproof phone is the standard. So, may be she belongs to that region.

6. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

It's not waterproof ...only Japan gets waterproof smartphones.

9. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

pretty sure the butterfly was waterproof, like they showed in the ad? which isnt only in japan

10. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

it is splash-proof, but that is basically the same thing most of the times

13. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

It's called the dna elsewhere.. and i'm not sure if it's waterproof outside the japanese market

14. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

elsewhere = america america isnt the centre of the world.

3. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

There goes Sony's sensor business!

7. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Please be in the Galaxy S4..

12. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

and Note III

8. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

ip67 + android + aptina = im waitin for dis one..........

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