The latest information shows that Sony is actively working to implement 8K videos for the upcoming mirrorless cameras. According to this, the cameras that are likely to have 8K video in the near future are Sony A9 II, A7S III and A7R IV.
Considering these high video rates at the moment, Sony is only competing with Panasonic in the industry. Panasonic is the only manufacturer among mirrorless cameras offers true 4K in 4:2:2 and 10-bit.
We already know that Sony is rumored to announce two new sensors. One of the Sony full frame sensor will be capable of 60 megapixel stills, 16 channels, and 8K video recording. The other one is 36MP. This means we might see the 60MP sensor on the Sony A7R IV and 36MP BSI stacked sensor on the Sony A7S III or A9 II.
The 36MP sensor is a FAST sensor with chip-on AF, perfect for sporting at high continuous shooting speeds. So the company will most likely use it on the Sony A9 II. For Sony A7S III, it’s highly unlikely the full-frame low light king will capture 8K video as it will need at least 40MP. We think the 24MP BSI sensor will hit the Sony A7S Mark III specs.
Sony A9 II, A7S III and A7R IV to Feature 8K Video Recording Capability
Sony cameras records 6K videos (Full sensor redout) to create 4K videos. Likewise, the high-end Sony full-frame cameras, such as the Sony A7 III, Sony A7R III and Sony A9 also records 6K , and then downscales the recorded data to 4K or Full HD.
We can now predict that the upcoming Sony cameras will feature 8K video recording. The products in the question are the Sony A9 II, A7S III and A7R IV. Check out the sensor specs below.
#1 Sony Full-Frame Sensor 60MP
- 60 megapixels
- 16 channels
- 4.6FPS @ 16-bit
- 12FPS @ 14-bit
- 8K30P @ 12-bit
- 8K60p @ 10-bit
- 4K60p @ 12-bit
- FHD300P @ 10-bit
#2 Sony Full-Frame Sensor 36MP
- 36 megapixels
- 10FPS @ 16-bit
- 60FPS @ 10-bit
- On-chip phase-detection autofocus (PDAF)
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