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Sony to unveil 8K camera(s) in January?

Sony to unveil 8K camera(s) in January?

Sony is rumoured to be revealing a "full 8K platform" at January's CES show in Las Vegas, which is likely to include at least one 8K camera.

The latest noise, courtesy of Sony Alpha Rumors (opens in new tab), indicates that Sony's lineup will comprise an 8K television, 8K laser projector, 8K processing platform and an 8K camcorder and or 8K camera (opens in new tab) – though it's unclear whether or not this will be an E-mount system (traditionally Sony doesn't announce E-mount kit at CES).

This ties up with leaks about new Sony sensors, including a reported 16-channel 60MP sensor that could find its way into the Sony Alpha A7R IV (opens in new tab)

Sony rumoured to an 8K camera at CES in January

Sony's press conference at CES 2018 (image: ww.ces.tech)

While it has long been known that 8K is the next frontier for imaging companies, most (including Panasonic (opens in new tab)) have indicated that they won't be revealing 8K cameras until 2020 – just in time for the Tokyo Olympic Games. 

After the rest of the industry caught up to its full-frame mirrorless mirrorless bandwagon, Sony appears to be getting the jump on the 8K format. Being the first to market with an 8K stills/hybrid camera could be pretty huge, especially supported by a full Sony ecosystem.

We'll find out more when the Sony press conference (opens in new tab) takes place at the Consumer Electronics Show on 07 January. 

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James Artaius
James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine (opens in new tab)Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show (opens in new tab). An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.