Sony is actively working to implement 8K videos for the upcoming mirrorless cameras. According to recent reports, the cameras that are likely to have 8K video in the near future are Sony A9 II, A7S III and A7R IV.
The company will allegedly 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 A9 II.
The 36MP sensor is a FAST sensor with chip-on AF, perfect for sporting at high continuous shooting speeds. Sony 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 III specs.
Sony A9 II, A7S III and A7R IV to Feature 8K Video Recording
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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The A7R, 36mp, was always my favorite Sony camera, but I passed, because there was no IBIS. I am a stills photographer, having shot weddings, events, portraiture, macro, and landscape. 36mps is a just right resolution for all of these. Putting off my next camera purchase waiting to see what you will do at this resolution level. PLEASE MAKE THIS CAMERA PLEASE !!!!!!!! Too, increase the IBIS TO 6 OR 7 STOPS !!! Cause I hate camera shake!!!!!