You know how during CES 2013, many manufacturers were showing off their 4K displays, and you were wondering if such technology will even make it to the consumer market since there hardly are any affordable 4K content maker out there? Well, wonder no more because Aptina, an innovator of CMOS imaging technology, announced that they are working on 1080p and 4K mobile sensors and they will be available to smartphone manufacturers in the very near future, about the second or third quarter of this year to be precise. The 12MP and 13MP mobile image sensors are aimed at the next generation flagship smartphones. According to Aptina, the AR1230 is capable of capturing 4K videos at 30fps, as well as 1080p videos at up to 96fps, and if that’s not interesting enough, the AR1330 is a more advanced version with electronic image stabilization that supports 1080p and 4K UHD and 4K Cinema formats at 30fps. Both sensors also comes with advanced features like super slow motion video, new zoom methodologies and 3D image capture, giving OEMs an opportunity to provide more in their smartphones. Aptina also have plan to reinvent how front-facing cameras work with its AR0261, a new 1080p capable sensor that can capture up to 60fps when used in 720p. It’s targeted at front-facing cameras on smartphones as well as on PCs and TVs where a front camera is used. Check out the press releases after the break, do you think this is the end of the point-and-shoot industry ?
Aptina Unveils 1080p and 4K Mobile Sensors