During CES 2019, Sharp revealed that it’s working on an 8K Micro Four Thirds camera, that’s currently being dubbed the ‘8K Video Camera.’
YouTuber Kinotika uploaded a video that took a quick look at the camera’s prototype. There aren’t many details out about the camera right now. We should be getting more information in by late spring, hinting towards NAB 2019, according to Kinotika. You can watch his video below:
What we know right now
The camera right now is still in development, so there isn’t much info at this time. But we do have a few details:
Kinotika met with a Sharp employee at CES and learned that the camera will support 8K video recording at 30 fps in the H.265 codec. Plus, it’s expected to offer a single UHS-II SD card slot, sensor stabilization, and a large 5-inch flip-out display. The camera is projected to be a prosumer camera priced under $5000 according to numerous sources.
But the camera at the show was just a prototype, so things could change before Sharp officially announces it.
Sharp invests its future into 8K
This year’s appearance at CES is Sharp’s first appearance at the show in four years. Why did they come back this year? It appears that the company is dedicating its future to producing 8K equipment. Sharp’s booth at CES this year had a special area dedicated to 8K. It was the company’s most popular area.
Sharp’s mission statement at CES was to promote the “Changing the World with 8K and AloT” with a vision of going global. It’s a sign that the company wants to expand its development globally and it sees 8K video as a way to do that.