In depth coverage – Panasonic announce 4K video capable Micro Four Thirds sensor

Panasonic GH4 4K sensor

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.

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Why are we being denied 4K when a consumer compact already does it?

Sony have just revealed an update to last year’s best compact the HX5 – the HX9v (and put the same new tech inside a bridge camera, the HX100v, with a ridiculously long lens and some extra manual control including manual focus ring, horray).

The HX9v now does 1080/60p at 24Mbit and 42.9 Megapixel Sweep Panoramas, an awesome feature. I will be getting one, even though it is only a compact with a small sensor.

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