Cinemartin Fran 8K Global Shutter Camera In: EOSHD Posted October 11, 2018 · Report reply 1 hour ago, seanzzxx said: This is a really nice testament to how resolution really has gigantic diminishing returns when it comes to perceptual image quality. Not really. In the first place, the development of this camera is in the beginning stages. They achieved first light just five months ago, and, apparently, there are only two guys working on it. This haphazard test footage is not meant to be a final demo of the camera -- it's way too early for that. These clips just show that the camera works and that some properties might have been improved. Secondly, although I do not think that 8K is necessary nor desirable for 99.999% of filmmaking, no conclusions can be drawn from this footage. A controlled, side-by-side test is the way to discern and advantages/disadvantages of one format/camera over another. 1 hour ago, seanzzxx said: Manufacturers should be investing in things that actually matter such as color-depth, color-science and dynamic range. Keep in mind that digital color depth (the first property that you mention) is primarily determined by two equally weighted factors -- resolution and bit depth. In other words, resolution has the same influence on color depth as does bit depth. The higher the resolution, the higher the color depth. So, an 8K image has more color depth than a 4K image. Of the three properties that you mention, dynamic range (capture dynamic range) is most important to me. An unwanted camera-induced color tint can usually be fixed by merely white balancing or by moving a slider in grading software. Not sure exactly what is meant by "color science." It seems to be exceedingly subjective how each of us define that term and how we individually perceive desirable/undesirable color. 1 hour ago, seanzzxx said: This footage looks like it was shot on a 2010 handycam, except with somehow worse color-science. Again, it's way too early to conclude anything about the image quality of this camera, and they don't have John Toll on staff to shoot their test clips.