Canon Demos a Gorgeous 4K Concept Camera

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If you're not familiar with 4K, here's the scoop.  1080p is the current high resolution for televisions and most in-home projectors.  It's the resolution Blu-ray discs are presented in, and it's generally considered to be a fantastic way to watch movies.  But if you go to a digital theater, you're seeing something bigger and better like 2K or 4K, which is about six times as sharp as 1080p.

4K will eventually eek its way into homes, which means it's also going to start working its way into the camera market.  The latest concept from Canon is a prime example of that, and it's absolutely fascinating.

The concept camera is capable of shooing 60 frames per second at a 4K resolution using a 2/3 inch sensor.  That's about all it can do at the moment though - it's lacking all the normal controls you'd expect to see.

According to the folks at Engadget, Canon says that it's not just a video camera, but a multipurpose camera.  It's a bit mysterious, but the implication is that you'll be able to take still photos while shooting video.  Pretty cool  stuff.