<img class = "lazy lazy-hidden alignright size-full wp-image-58074″ title=”iPhone camera” data-lazy-type=”image” src=”https://.uol.br/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/25-iPhone-camera.jpg” alt=”iPhone camera” width=”227″ height=”457″ />Recently, it was discovered that the iPhone 3GS has a processor capable of capturing high definition (HD) video at 720p but that, for some reason, Ma limited it to only one VGA quality (640,480 pixels).
Through a statement by OmniVision, a company that supplies the 3 megapixel camera for Ma's smartphone, the possibility arises that the iPhone will be able to capture videos in Full HD (1080p) in 2010. The company yesterday announced the OV5650, a 5 megapixel image sensor that is capable of recording videos at 1080p at 30 frames per second (frames per second, or simply fps) or 720p at 60fps.
OmniVision also produces the OV5653, an image sensor created specifically for photographic cameras and camcorders. Both components will start production in the second half of 2009, with distribution scheduled for a few months later. The company expects the first cell phones to hit the market next year.
What remains to be seen if Apple allows so much power to your smartphone. Currently the company must limit the quality of video captured due to overheating problems, battery consumption and storage, let's face it, HD videos are not small at all and the iPhone does not have a large internal space, even with 32GB… Not to mention that the connection to uploading such a video to YouTube or MobileMe doesn't help much, even if they are optimized during the process.
But the possibility of being able to connect the iPhone directly to a super HDTV is really interesting.
(Via: Edible Apple.)