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.