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January 10, 2012

1/2.3" backlit CMOS sensor powers first handheld 4K video camera (by JVC)

In another interesting development in the world of 4K video, JVC has announced what is believed to be the world's first handheld 4K video camera, the GY-HMQ10, with four SD card slots and four HDMI outs. The lens is a 10x optical zoom carrying the Konica-Minolta brand (this was not absorbed by Sony in the Minolta purchase from Konica).

Of intersectional interest to the digital camera world is that this video camera is powered by a 1/2.3" backlit CMOS sensor with eight megapixels. Given that the majority of today's digital cameras use 1/2.3" sensors, 4K video in digital cameras is perhaps getting closer (assuming a number of other factors and things fall into place, eg enough processing power in the camera to handle it, sensor prices, etc, etc, etc)

Read all about it at HD Video Pro and Fresh DV and Cinescopophilia, etc

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