Panasonic has this week unveiled a new high-resolution 8K camera it has created offering 36 megapixel imagery at a 60 frame per second frame rate. Together with a “450k high-saturation electrons and global shutter imaging with sensitivity modulation function simultaneously, using a CMOS image sensor with an organic photoconductive film (OPF)”.
Panasonic explains a little more about the technology and the new 8K camera. “In this OPF CMOS image sensor, the photoelectric-conversion part and the circuit part are independent. By utilizing this OPF CMOS image sensor’s unique structure, we have been able to newly develop and incorporate high-speed noise cancellation technology and high saturation technology in the circuit part. And, by using this OPF CMOS image sensor’s unique sensitivity control function to vary the voltage applied to the OPF, we realise global shutter function.”
Features of the new Panasonic 8K camera include :
– 8K resolution, 60fps frame rate, 450k saturation electrons and global shutter function are realized simultaneously.
– Switching between high sensitivity mode and high saturation mode is possible using gain switching function.
– The ND filter function can be realised steplessly by controlling the voltage applied to the OPF.
Unfortunately, no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet, but as soon as information comes to light, we will keep you updated as always. For more details and full specifications jump over to the official Panasonic website.