The RED Helium 8K (approx. APS-H size sensor) just leapt to the top of the DXOMark charts with a score of 108.
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.
This is a fantastic Sony interview at Imaging Resource, where Dave Etchells was able to extract a huge amount of technical info about how the new Sony sensors are able to deliver 4K video from 42MP. On top of that there’s less rolling shutter and better low light performance than the previous 36MP full frame and 20MP 1″ sensors.
I have some information on a new 4K CMOS sensor which may or may not be announced at NAB in a future Blackmagic camera.
I am absolutely sure this sensor is a video sensor and not for stills capture. Why? Find out below…
The A7S is so close to being a ‘complete’ system for high end video quality in a small prosumer camera, but there’s one issue that has quite rightly been highlighted by filmmakers such as Andrew Wonder and that is the rolling shutter distortion. The A7S actually has a very fast sensor with high efficiency made possible by the latest technology but because it does not skip any lines when reading out the image the net result is a scan that takes roughly as long as the older 5D Mark II, which does line-skip. Sony plan to fix this by introducing a new …
It’s an open secret that the Blackmagic Cinema Camera was based around a sCMOS sensor from Fairchild Imaging. Now the company has announced it’s successor, the sCMOS 2.0
Ever wondered if those sensor AF pixels or “sensels” can show up in your images? I’m just fresh from shooting a music video with the Olympus OM-D E-M1. I love this camera for professional video. Really love it… The 5 axis stabiliser is unique on the market and no other interchangeable lens camera can do what the E-M5 can do with Micro Four Thirds lens, that stabiliser and no rig, even a tripod. It’s unfortunate however in that the camera has a very unusual bug…
The recent rumours surfacing of Panasonic releasing an AG-GH4 around the $3000 mark have been given a boost. Panasonic have now officially announced the existence of a 16MP Micro Four Thirds sensor which is capable of 4K video at up to 30fps, matching the rumoured specs of the GH4. Tantalisingly this sensor is even available as a customer part on the open market, making it available to Blackmagic Design.
After a very limited initial release, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is slated for an end of September ship date in greater quantity. The good news is that the extra time has given Blackmagic some leeway to tweak the camera.