According to the latest reports published at Japanese News Website, Panasonic is actively working on next generation of image processor to support 8K video recording in GH series consumer camera. The 8K resolution is exactly 16 times the resolution of Full HD, every single frame of the 8K videos carry 33Megapixels resolution, to record 8K video Panasonic need a ultra fast image processor, the current Venus Engine used inside the GH4 camera is capable to record 4K videos at 30p/24p.
Panasonic has developed a digital camera and broadcast business camera the number of pixels corresponding to the “8K” video shooting of 16 times the full high-definition, sequentially released in 2020. Toward 8K correspondence, it was undertaken on the development of next-generation image processing large-scale integrated circuit (LSI) “10th generation high-speed image processing Venus Engine”.
the Japanese newspaper is talking about Large-scale integration (LSI) chip, LSI chip is known as image processor in camera, the traditional LSI chip is made by integrating 1000 or more of transistors on a single silicon semiconductor microchip…now world has changed … the old LSI technology is replaced by very large-scale integration (VLSI) and ultra large-scale integration (ULSI) technologies, Panasonic may have adopted ultra large-scale integration (ULSI) technologies to build the new image processing engine to support 8k.
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During the Panasonic G7 announcement Panasonic revealed its future plans of 8K video, including 4K at 60fps and 120fps, take a look at a snapshot what ephotozine writes
“Panasonic announced plans for future 4K and 8K video and photo features, including 4K at 60fps and 120fps, as well as the ability to take 33 megapixel still images from 8K video footage. They say they are planning to have this technology ready for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. No further information was given at the time.“
All the above news clearly indicates that GH series Fan will get a 8K capable GH5 or GH6 camera before Tokyo 2020 Olympic games
According to latest wired rumors coming above the surface, the to be announced Panasonic FZ300 is rumored to feature a 4/3 sensor inside a 16X optical Zoom lens, take a look at the rumored specification
Take a look at the rumored specification of the Panasonic FZ300 camera
Sony 4/3 sensor.
F1.8 up to 30mm, and at 200mm F 2.8.
F1.8 – F4
24-400 leica lens
FZ 1000 MKII (or FZ300) will be released in September.
Capacitive touchscreen, articulating LCD
price will be $1499 USD.
The rumored specification also says the camera will have F1.8 aperture up to 30mm, and at 200mm F 2.8, that also clearly indicated that upto 8X optical zoom you have F2.8 aperture, that really a unbelievable specification.
If the rumor is true than the Panasonic FZ300 will sure take down the sales graph of big sensor compacts and APS-C or 4/3 mirrorless camera… since when you have a big 4/3 sensor compact camera with a ultra bright compact lens why you will look for a second option, The camera wide aperture range clearly indicates that it ill become a prefect tool for portrait shooters too.
A new firmware update issued by Samsung for NX500 camera, the camera get significant improvement in the AutoFocus system and video mode.
The AF speed is boosted all the way, you will now notice quick AF performance under extremely low low-light environment, during face detection and in Movie mode. Samsung also added a new Zone AF mode that will let you choose AF area sizes, the Face detection area sensor is now also enlarged.
The Video mode get a turbo boost from Samsung, Now the NX500 can record videos up to 25 minutes and you can now enjoy bit rate for 4K video up to 70Mbps, the Samsung NX500 now reads more pixels while recording video that will improve 1080/60p video quality.
The Update Can be downloaded below via Wi-Fi on the camera or with Samsung’s iLauncher software.
Latest patent surfaced over the web say the Canon is working on EF & EF-S adaptor for full frame mirrorless cameras. take a look at the details of the patent
Details of the Patent Translated by Google
Patent Publication No. 2015-118208
Filing date 2013.12.18
Flange back is shorter body
Flange back is long, a lens having the same image circle as the image pickup device body
Flange back is long, a lens with a smaller image circle than the image pickup device body
Mount adapter to change the diameter of the flare cut stop, depending on the image circle of mounting the lens
Canon was working on 5DS / 5DSR and Fullframe Mirrorless camera before the interview was published
Take a look at the interview (published on September 25th, 2014)
Masaya Maeda, the Managing Director and Chief Executive, Image Communication Products Operations confirmed that Canon is working on serious mirrorless camera system other than EOS-M
Currently no Canon camera offers more than 22MP. Do your DSLR customers ask for higher resolution? Maeda: Yes. We know that many of our customers need more resolution and this is under consideration. In the very near future you can expect us to show something in terms of mirrorless and also a higher resolution sensor.
We have already seen the Canon 5DS and 5DS R DSLR with super resolution 50MP fullframe sensor..what left is Canon Fullframe Mirrorless Camera.
What I have said on December 22nd, 2014 [link here]
No Need for Mirrorless Camera if it doesn’t directly support EF and EF-S lenses, Canon users those who have already invested a large amount of on high quality lenses will not going to invest more money in new lenses ….and the mirrorless cam is useless if the camera body arrived by having similar sensor as of Canon DSLRs , it’s a flop show… and no one’s want to see that..
Latest rumor wave created by a senior member of Pentax Forums, According to him Pentax will soon announce a new fullframe DSLR camera loaded with recently announced Sony A7R II Sensor, the other important information shared by him that Tamron will be adding new Pentax K mount lenses to its lens database soon…
Take a look at what he said in the pentaxforum
#1. Ricoh is going to open a factory service center in the US in 2016.
#2. The new full frame Pentax will have the Sony 42 MP sensor from the a7R II.
#3. Tamron will be adding new Pentax K mount lenses because of the above.
The news is not new, since on on May 29th, 2015 we have published a news that Pentax is planning to buy the sensor of Sony A7R camera, however we don’t know the credibility of the rumor, but it’s important to bring out the information in-front of you before anyone else does.
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