According to a report on Sunday at Nikkei, iPhone manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group plans to team up with premium camera maker RED Digital Cinema and enter the digital cinema camera market.
The RED Helium 8K (approx. APS-H size sensor) just leapt to the top of the DXOMark charts with a score of 108.
Picture – Bill Bennett, ASC (Twitter)
Well, it looks like the Arri Alexa 65 has some competition.
Panavision have revealed a RED-Weapon-like cinema camera which shoots 8K from a full frame 41 x 21 sensor in encrypted r3d RAW format.
Tim Smith says we should expect to see “low cost, high quality offerings”, plus a “surprise” from Canon themselves at the show, which starts April 16th 2016.
The quality of 1080p had barely been made film-like before being cast aside for 4K and now manufacturers are racing to make 8K a reality, which is in the region of 36MP, before 2018.
It seems the megapixel race has truly come to filmmaking.
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.
Canon today issued an unusual development announcement for two upcoming cameras.
The first is a Cinema EOS C500 successor with 8K recording. The second is a 5DS style full frame DSLR featuring 120 megapixel resolution.
Feast your eyes on this 9K image from Zeiss. Sony Alpha Rumors makes a good case for it being from the updated A7R II.
I’d say it has a good chance of being real and here’s why…