Octopus Camera has swappable sensors and Micro Four Thirds mount

Octopus Camera has swappable sensors and Micro Four Thirds mount
(Image credit: Octopus Cinema)

British-based Octopus Cinema has announced the development of the Octopus Camera – a 4K and 5K cinema camera built on an open platform with fully removable and upgradable parts, including the SDK and the sensor itself. 

Rather than limiting itself to a specific sensor or sensor manufacturer, the Octopus Camera supports a variety of sensor modules. The prototype is targeting a pair of modules from Ximea: the CMV20000 full-frame sensor and the Sony IMX253 1.1-inch sensor.

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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.