Panasonic developing 8K sensor for consumer and broadcast cameras

Ciecio7 PL adapter for Micro Four Thirds on the Panasonic GH4

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.

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Interesting insights into the new Sony A7R II and RX sensor technology

Sony A7R II

This is a fantastic Sony interview at Imaging Resource, where Dave Etchells was able to extract a huge amount of technical info about how the new Sony sensors are able to deliver 4K video from 42MP. On top of that there’s less rolling shutter and better low light performance than the previous 36MP full frame and 20MP 1″ sensors.

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New Sony sensor has 21 stops dynamic range, 5120 native ISO – and destined for high speed cinema camera NOT a smartphone!

sony 4k cinema prototypes

I am absolutely sure this sensor is a video sensor and not for stills capture.

Why? Find out below…

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Huge Sony sensor advance heralds amazing video features – 6K, and 1080p at up to 16,000fps

A CMOS sensor

Sony Active Pixel Color Sampling is coming. The new technology solves low light performance issues with global shutter sensors, makes ultra high frame rates possible and scraps the traditional bayer RGB filter altogether.

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