Panasonic won't go 8K until 2022; no 8K from Sony, Canon or Nikon until 2021

Panasonic won't go 8K until 2022; no 8K from Sony, Canon or Nikon until 2021
(Image credit: Panasonic)

The race for consumer 8K is a high profile one, but it looks like Sharp is the only company who will deliver it in 2019 – Canon, Sony and Nikon will all miss the 2020 Olympics, and Panasonic won't have it ready until the 2022 Olympics. 

That's according to the latest round of rumors, as well as a report by one of Japan's leading business newspapers.

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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.