kye Posted February 3, 2021 Author Share Posted February 3, 2021 1 hour ago, newfoundmass said: It appears Sony has a new M43 sensor that is 30+MP and is capable of 8K. 43Rumors lists it as an FT5 on their scale: "At the beginning of November I got solid info that Sony will launch one new MFT sensor in 2021. I now got the confirmation this sensor will be able to record 8K video and have a 30+MP resolution. Now I have little doubt this is the sensor that Panasonic will use on the GH6." I really hope it's not just a GH5 with 8K, which I won't need for years and years. It's gonna be hard to get me to upgrade right away no matter what they release but just the ability to do 8K or even 4K 120p isn't going to be enough. For me this release is as much about figuring out if M43 is worth sticking with for at least the next 5 years or if I should plan to move to Sony or Fuji sooner rather than later. As much as I love what I've seen from their full frame cameras, I am very worried about Panasonic long term if they are going to remain behind on things like AF even if I really don't need those features myself. Regardless of what I want or need, the market has spoken and you need to meet their expectations if you plan to stick around. I always thought that Panasonic had three options: Treat the GH line like a pony and teach it more tricks, by going 8K / RAW / <spec goes here> .... this is the path of the R5 Treat the GH line like a 'workhorse' and improve the things that currently get in the way .... this is the path of the A7S3 Treat the GH line like it's dying and do a half-assed update that can be cheaply manufactured hoping enough people will buy one No GH6 Personally I don't mind if it goes 8K, because the GH5 is 5K and I shoot 1080, so a 2.5x oversampling to a 4x oversampling isn't a large difference. A new sensor means we'll also get new colour science and that's one of the biggest weaknesses of the GH5 IMHO. A new sensor might mean a new AF technology, but who knows. Dual ISO could be on the table too, which would be fantastic. Sadly, the Panasonic way seems to be releasing the camera with only crappy codecs and adding the good ones later through firmware. This means that the hype surrounding high bitrate and bitdepth modes don't get included on launch and firmware updates don't get the hype, and I wouldn't buy it until it has what I need, unlike the S5 which might never get those upgrades. Still, it would be a shot in the arm for the MFT system and would protect peoples investment in lenses and accessories for some time, which seems to have been a concern for some. Does anyone have any info on the sensor? a @androidlad perhaps? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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