Ultra HD, also known as 4K video, is becoming a significant differentiation factor among camera buyers. While HD was of interest mostly to videographers, 4K video has enough resolution to interest photographers. With each frame having a resolution of 3840×2160 for 4K or 4096×2160 for Cinema 4K, there is now enough details to make a medium size prints from Ultra HD video. Each extracted image offers 8 MP at a 16:9 or slightly wider aspect-ratio.
Given that 4K is captured from 24 FPS to 60 FPS, this allows action to be captured at its peak by shooting a video and then extracting the desired frame. Many Panasonic cameras offer this feature with various options such as pre-buffering and continuous buffering. Even with a camera that simply record 4K, one can use Video Editing software to extract a frame. This can be taking further by applying Multi-Frame techniques to a group of frames extracted from 4K video.
For all these reasons and for those who are just looking for a 4K camera, Neocamera is introducing a new icon:
Just like all Neocamera icons, the new 4K Video icon will appear whenever the a camera that can record Ultra-HD video is listed or appears in a title. The Camera Search by Feature tool allows the direct selection of this icon to only show 4K-capable cameras. Results can be refined by the 4K icon should a search results in a set of cameras which contain both cameras that are 4K-capable and some that are not.