Premium Nikon Coolpix compact camera coming in early 2015
Nikon has failed to join Sony’s party of high-end compact cameras, despite the fact that Canon, Fujifilm, and Panasonic have all decided to join it. The good thing is that the rumor mill is claiming that the sought-after premium Nikon Coolpix compact camera with a 1-inch-type image sensor is in the works and is coming in early 2015.
Aptina announces new mass produced 1-inch sensor
Aptina’s new AR1411HS CMOS sensor is 40% faster than the company’s previous 10 megapixel model. In its full resolution of 14 megapixels, it can record up to 80 frames per second. Previously exclusive to Nikon’s mirrorless models and Sony’s RX100, the chip is now being produced en-masse.
Nikon 1 V1 mirrorless camera can record 4k videos at 60fps
The Nikon 1 V1 is capable of an achievement that more expensive cameras cannot accomplish. The mirrorless camera can record 4k videos at 60 frames per second, thanks to its Aptina image sensor and electronic viewfinder. A Spanish film maker demonstrated the capabilities of the shooter by uploading a 2.4k video on Vimeo.
Sony and Aptina sign patent cross-license deal
Sony and Aptina have decided to do the right thing, which is quite rare these days. The two companies have signed a cross-license agreement, that will allow them to access each other’s patent portfolios. This way, Aptina and Sony will focus on developing new technologies to use in next-generation digital imaging products.
Aptina unveils 12 and 13-megapixel 4k video sensors for smartphones
This is the type of news which digital cameras makers were hoping to remain a myth. Aptina has revealed 12 and 13-megapixel sensors for smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona. The company confirmed that the new sensors are capable of recording 4k videos and “impressive” photos in low-light conditions.