The 8K camera war is coming and we will see more and more 8K cameras in the near future. Several days ago the world’s first 6K mirrorless camera Panasonic S1H was officially announced, and at WWDC 2019 event Apple was using an unreleased cinema camera from Canon for 8K capture. The camera was used to capture 4:4:4 ProRes 8K RAW. So, what about Nikon?
At WWDC 2019 event Apple team used a 8K movie created by Ami Vitale who is a National Geographic photographer and also a brand ambassador for Nikon. So, we believe Nikon is also working hard on the 8K cameras and we’ll probably see its 8K camera in the next several years. The current Nikon D850 DSLR camera and Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera can only capture conventional footage at 4K and Full HD, although they can be used to create 8K timelapses.
- 21MP FF CMOS sensor in Nikon D5 or the new 36MP Sony sensor which is in development
- 8K Video
- 5-axis in-body image stabilization
- Viewfinder Electronic 5,760k dots, 100% coverage
- 20fps burst speed with 693 AF points
- Bigger buffer for fast af and speed
- Tilting 3.2″ touchscreen
- Dual XQD card slots
- Huge battery power for a mirrorless camera around 1,000 shots
- Price around $5,499
This Nikon 8K camera speculation comes from the Apple’s WWDC 2019 event:
“Along with many new introductions and changes shown off were some impressive new video-editing capabilities. David Earl, from Apple’s Logic Pro X marketing team, took to the stage to demonstrate just how effortlessly Final Cut Pro ran on the new Mac Pro, even when tasked with juggling three streams of 8K footage at once.
The video shown was described as 8K ProRes raw footage originating from a documentary shot in Kenya, which was said to have been captured and edited in HDR. Earl mentioned that the documentary followed National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale – who just happens to be a brand ambassador for Nikon. Earl went on to state that there were more than 33MP in every frame, and a sensor with at least this pixel count would be required for 8K capture.”
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