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Sony A7R IV / A7S III / A9 II to feature 8K video, as new 60MP and 36MP full frame sensor specs leak

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Come to Panasonic! See the bright side! Leave the character-less dark side that is Sony and all of their terrible colors! Leave their 7th generation of 8-bit 420 crappy codec!

The S1 is here now! The S1H cometh! Even the lenses are coming! Leave Sony and come to the bright side! (and bring Zeiss with you...)

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1 minute ago, androidlad said:

Tis sensor:

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So where is the 9K, 24p 12-bit raw in the A7rIV!?

Despite Sony having a near monopoly on sensor-tech power, they obviously don't yet know how to harness it. Panasonic and Fuji seem to know how to do it with their processing know-how and camera bodies. Panasonic can take a Sony sensor and give us 10-bit 422 in 4K and soon to be 6K. Meanwhile, inside Sony's test-centers, the A7sIII is just exploding over and over again while they try to get it to do 8-bit 422.

 

 

 

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But can output 8k or not with this 15/60 megapixel sensor? 

 

I don't understand why Sony had to use this 16 lane sensor for what? Video? Not...... photo? Maybe but it seem overkill 

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WOW ... I don't care about 8K but this A7R IV is boring for video ... A few months ago I said A7R IV and A7 IV will be released before A7S III. Hey Sony! It was supposed to be joke!

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1 hour ago, Andrew Reid said:

So let's get this straight.

They spent millions developing a sensor which shoots 9K 24p and 8K 60p but didn't bother implementing either in any end-product?!

I guess to get this sensor sold to other firms, you have to make sure you're reference product doesn't have the best specs...

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1 hour ago, androidlad said:

"A7SIII" will use the Quad Bayer version of this sensor, IMX521CQR.

I think Quad Bayer makes sense for the A7S, no longer does it have to be crippled to 12 megapixels to satisfy low light performance... And it can do 8K as well.

So there you have it... Still time for Sony to do us proud with truly more exciting stuff than the dull A7R IV.

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None of the specs are really enticing for me.

61 mpx - don't need that much.

5.76 million dot EVF - same as Panasonic S1 for $2250 now.

1.44 million dot LCD vs 2.1 million dot LCD Panasonic

Menu and ergonomic still mostly the same. 

Sony do have better AF than Panasonic S1 but it isn't enough to justify the cost.

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2 hours ago, Andrew Reid said:

What the fuck is the point of 2400 x 100? 😂

Those are sensors produced for off the shelf applications. Probably most are going into scientific and instrument products. None of those products would involve making video in the sense most people here know it.

2 hours ago, Andrew Reid said:

So let's get this straight.

They spent millions developing a sensor which shoots 9K 24p and 8K 60p but didn't bother implementing either in any end-product?!

In order to access those modes you need processors and related ICUs capable of handling the data. That is usually the bottleneck.

5 hours ago, wolf33d said:

This. I think it's hard to blame Sony for not having 4K60 on the RIV that is 100% still oriented and that gives amazing stills specs that does not exist on the market. 
However they really suck with the A7S and A6500 replacement schedule. They have no excuse for no camera body with 4K60p. That sucks. 

4K60p will require a next generation processor. Until they get the thermal efficiency good enough, you will not see that mode.

5 hours ago, ajay said:

This still plays into my theory that the body is too small to allow higher video frame rates. They will have to come out with a completely different camera (larger with possibly a fan) to have any kind of serious specs for 60p 4k and beyond. They might be able to do it with an APS-C sensor but not FF in that small of a body.

 

The overheating comes from the processor, not the sensor. Having an APS-C sensor will not change that basic fact.

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