No Panasonic 8K camera any time soon

No Panasonic 8K camera any time soon
(Image credit: Panasonic)

Despite Canon escalating the 8K video arms race, Panasonic has confirmed that it will not have an 8K consumer camera ready any time soon.

While the manufacturer confirmed that a professional 8K camera would be ready for the 2020 Olympics, the Japanese press reported last year that Panasonic is targeting the 2022 Winter Olympics for its consumer 8K rollout – though the announcement of the 8K-enabled Canon EOS R5 might force its rival to fast-track development.

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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.