It is rumored to be in production with a new Sony MFT sensor with 8K recording. Sony’s new Micro Four Thirds camera capable of shooting 8K footage is supposed to launch in 2021, according to the latest reports. This kind of resolution is certainly enormous for an MFT sensor and potentially for high-end Micro Four Thirds video-centric machine cameras.
For 8K video captures, this is also the optimal sensor resolution. Typically we see 8k resolution as a 16:9 aspect ratio of 7680-4320. In order to give these qualities, the sensor needs to be around 33.18MP.
Perhaps you can recall, Sony announced a new 47-megapixel MFT sensor again in 2019 that will be able to capture 8K video at 30fps. Since then, we haven’t used this sensor on any of the Micro Four Thirds cameras. In the successor to the Panasonic GH5S, which may be renamed Panasonic GH6, the latest image sensor (model name IMX492LQJ) may actually turn up.
The multi-aspect sensor captures a resolution of 41 megapixels in 4:3 mode or 35 megapixels in 17:9 mode. The new Sony sensor records 8K video in 17:9 format at 30p, and that lowers to 25p in 4:3 mode.