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8K m43 Camera with Flip-Out Screen from... Sharp?
  • This is pretty out of left field. At least I hadn't seen any predictions of a camera like this. Looks like Sharp was really smitten with the BMPCC4K design as there are a lot of body similarities. Not really much info from Sharp yet on it or even a name but supposedly it will shoot 8Kp30 in H265.

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  • Our interview

  • Just in case people aren't aware, this video that was linked already has a link that allows you to download the original files straight from the camera. Great way to see the quality and how your computer handles it in different applications.

    Direct link to the files:

  • Looks super.

  • iso don't remember lol so unprofessional

  • Sharp is being just giving the cameras to people to try things with and in this video they even say that Sharp told them they will periodically ship them new versions of the camera as they start to get more features developed. This video also has links for some low light 8K footage downloads.

  • @majoraxis

    This thing actually might never ship. At least outside Japan and Asia.

    They can just try water and if it won't sell at their price do not bring to other markets.

  • I'm impressed as well. At CES Sharp said the would have more to share at NAB and they exceeded my expectations. I think they are not really worried about if other companies come out with something similar as they want to sell 8K TV's and need 8k content. I also think this won't sell for more than $3k and in the long run $1200-$1500 used shortly after next NAB 2020 when Panasonic and Blackmagic have 8k micro 4/3 camera's announced. Sharp has to ship before Christmas to help 8k TV sales so we should see this before the end of the year.

  • The camera is more functional that I expected and I'm surprised they gave a few out to people to just go play around and shoot with. Also allowing people to share footage instead of saying like "This is a preproduction unit so we can't share any of the files yet" is a nice change. I'm impressed by Sharp.

  • @pureaxis

    We'll see :-) It is press day only.

    We'll have our own interview and later detailed hands on during their event.

    But 8K rolling shutter must be really bad, as only Sony has good fast proprietary interface for sensors now.

  • rolling shutter is bad from the Newsshooter hands-on

  • Official English PR of the above

    Olympus Corporation and Panasonic Corporation jointly announced the Micro Four Thirds System standard in 2008 and have since been working together to promote the standard. We are pleased to announce that Sharp Corporation has recently declared their support for the Micro Four Thirds System standard and will be introducing products compliant with the standard.

    As the driving force behind 8K imaging technology and a product developer, Sharp Corporation now supports the Micro Four Thirds standard. In the future, Sharp will add Micro Four Thirds products to their line-up. The possibilities unique to a joint standard will expand the enjoyment of imaging further.

    As the company responsible for initiating both the Four Thirds System and the Micro Four Thirds System standards, Olympus will continue to develop and enhance the product line-up to meet the diverse needs of our customers.

    About Sharp Corporation

    Sharp Corporation is a worldwide developer of innovative products and core technologies that play a key role in shaping the future of electronics. As a leader in LCDs and digital technologies, Sharp offers one of the world’s broadest and most advanced lines of consumer electronics, information products and electronic components, while also creating new network businesses. Sharp group employs 53,939 people around the world (as of December 31, 2018) and recorded consolidated annual sales of 2,427 billion yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018.

  • Olympus Co., Ltd. announced on April 3 that Sharp Co., Ltd. will join Micro Four Thirds manufacturers list.

    In the future, Sharp's products will be added to the Micro Four Thirds standard products. Although the specific product is not clear at this time, it has been introduced in the joining explanation of Sharp Corporation that "we are leading the 8K video technology and working on product development".

  • I think that a lot of people are unnecessarily worried about lens quality in general. There have been a lot of excellent lenses made over the years which are more than able to resolve the detail needed.

  • @Vitaliy is right about the lenses. The top lenses for m43 have decent resolution because you can use sensor tricks to emulate a 40mpix photo and you can see fine detail in the emulated photos.

  • @eatstoomuchjam

    I mean Sharp camera, you are right about BMPCC.

  • I've missed that about the BMPCC4K. Source?

  • @eatstoomuchjam

    It is using Sharp made sensor, this one is for sure.

  • I'm pretty sure that the BM Pocket 4k is using IMX299 or some variant of it.

  • BTW, I saw some comment by a Luke Driftwood on another forum, which seemed to indicate some sort of Sony leak revealed that the black magic pocket 4k had the same 8k sensor. Is this true? It would be surprising, but if true, it might also required Braw to be able to completed to use it?

    I'm thinking it is just a mistake, but if not, maybe it could give a bit better 4k. The dynamic range on it is not overwhelming.