New Sony APS-C sensor delivers 43MP and 8K 12-bit video… if it's real

New Sony APS-C sensor delivers 43MP and 8K video… if it's real
(Image credit: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Group)

An apparent and very eyebrow-raising leak has revealed what is claimed to be a new APS-C image sensor from Sony, boasting 43-megapixel resolution and capable of 8K video at 12-bit. 

This would be an incredibly potent new sensor, and breathe significant new life into the APS-C format – which had peaked with the 32.5MP sensor used in the Canon EOS 90D and Canon EOS M6 Mark II, after previously stagnating at what seemed to be a ceiling of 26MP. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a 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 like 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, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. 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.