Sharp 8K Video Camera – still alive, still under $4,000, due second half 2020

Sharp 8K Video Camera
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After going quiet for the second half of 2019, the Sharp 8K Video Camera (still without a proper name) did indeed resurface at CES in Las Vegas, where it was confirmed that the camera will launch in Japan later this year – and its sub-$4,000 price tag remains “very achievable”.

The Sharp 8K camera is capable of 8K up to 30 frames per second, and 4K and 1080p up to 60 frames per second, in 10-bit at up to 200Mbps. It employs a Micro Four Thirds mount and sensor, with a 5.5-inch touchscreen for primarily touch-based input (with three customizable function buttons and two standard buttons), and makes use of SD memory cards.

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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.