CMOSIS, Belgian imaging sensor manufacturer and creator of the 24 megapixel sensor inside the Leica M Typ 240, has come up with a new 4k sensor that is capable of recording 300 fps video at full resolution, according to Red Shark News. The sensor, which is labelled CMV-12000, outputs 4k video at a resolution of 4,096 x 3,072, and is said to be capable of even higher framerates at reduced resolutions, such as 1080 or 720.
As a comparison, the Red One camera is currently capable of 120 fps at 2k resolution, and if you want much more than that you’ll have to go for the almost unaffordable Phantom Flex. In that regard, this new sensor is definitely a huge step up, if not a game changer. There’s no word on availability yet, so we have no idea whether it’ll be implemented in actual cameras anytime soon.
More information is available in the official CMOSIS press release.