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Panasonic developing 8K sensor for consumer and broadcast cameras

December 5, 2015 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Panasonic froze image sensor research and development in 2011 and have only now resumed. The company has committed $80m to revitalise their image sensors business in light of growing revenue from their imaging business as a whole and hot demand for sensors. One of the goals of the $80m investment is the creation of an 8K sensor to be released in Panasonic cameras around 2018.

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Red Weapon is 8K Vista Vision

April 13, 2015 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Red have announced their latest sensor. It’s a full frame (Vista Vision) 40mm x 20mm CMOS capable of 8K (8192 x 4320). At that resolution the maximum frame rate is still an impressive 75FPS. This is the current state of the art.

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8K at 120fps – forget 4K!

February 23, 2012 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Japan’s national broadcast corporation NHK has developed a large CMOS 8K sensor for Super Hi Vision. At 21.5mm x 12.1mm it is the size of Super 35mm when cropped to 16:9, and does 120fps at a resolution of 7680 x 4320.