The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7 has many enviable features, but its ability to shoot 4K video rises to the top. The camera can record smooth, high-resolution 4K video in 3840 x 2160 pixels at 30p as well as 24p in MP4. This is in addition to the Full-HD 1920 x 1080 60p video in AVCHD Progressive and MP4 (MPEG-4 / H.264) with practical full-time Auto Focus (AF).
FDR-AX1 is the Sony Handycam that will allow producers of video to really play with 4k. With a very familiar body, the FDR-AX1 should fit right in with cameras that you've used before. When we see the camera, we're left with a "wow" because cutting edge technology is made tangible, and by getting the price below $5,000 with video output via HDMI, 4k video gets as close as ever.
I did not see this coming. Rather, I didn't see this coming so quickly. OmniVision has announced a 16-Megapixel sensors that they claim are capable of capturing 4608 x 3456 at 30 fps or 4k2k (3840 x 2160) at 60 fps (!) for use in still and video cameras as well as high end mobile phones. So far, we haven't heard any news of the chip being incorporated into any specific device, but the fact that it's possible is staggering. This means that in the very near future, the average person can shoot video from their phone that will have enough resolution to be projected onto the big screen without up-scaling!