Sharp unveiled today at CES 2019 in Las Vegas their first 8K Micro Four Thirds camera, and it’s also the first 8K camera priced under $5,000. There’s no official specifications list, but the prototype camera is using an Olympus lens and can reportedly shoot 8K footage at 30 fps, with the company aiming for 60 fps by the time the production model is released. It will use the H.265 codec and boasts a 5-inch swiveling touchscreen, an SD card slot, HDMI / USB ports, a headphone jack, microphone, and mini XLR ports. Read more for another video and additional information.
Considering Red Digital Camera’s DSMC2 Helium 8K S35 is priced at $24,500, without a lens, the price point Sharp is aiming for is more than reasonable. This 8K camera fits right in with the company’s 8K displays at CES, which could be used to display the content.
“Since what’s being shown off right now is a prototype, the design, features, and specs of the camera are all subject to change between now and when it ships. An official announcement for the upcoming Sharp 8K camera is expected to arrive in the second quarter of the year at NAB 2019 in early April,” reports Peta Pixel.