The rumor mill is once again mentioning a high-end Sony camera which is based on the A99 design and which could be capable of capturing videos at 8K resolution.
In recent times, a report has revealed that Sony is demoing an 8K camera prototype at various events taking place behind closed doors. It appears that the device has been shown to the BBC group and that it can record movies at 8K resolution.
Furthermore, the device will be perfectly suited to broadcast footage and to capture photos. Similar words have surfaced once more, this time suggesting that the device will allegedly be ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics, an event taking place in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
Fresh Sony 8K camera rumors claiming that the device does not have a built-in grip
The new source says that he has also seen a Sony 8K camera being demoed at an event. The shooter was definitely based on the design of the DSLR camera, but the source was not sure whether it was built around the A99 or not.
There is an important difference between the prior details and these Sony 8K camera rumors. Previously, it has been said that the device comes with a built-in vertical grip, like the one you would find in a Nikon D4S. However, the new source has not seen any integrated grips.
One possible reason is that the Japanese company is displaying multiple prototypes at these events. Another possibility is that the former source has not managed to get a good look at the unit and that its grip was attached, not built-into the body.
Sony’s 8K technology could be ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics
Sony has not revealed any other specifications or technical details during the event. However, the PlayStation maker has invited the attendees to switch to the company’s cameras because they could end up wishing they have done so in “18-24 months”.
This is a strong suggestion, as such cameras are great for capturing everything that happens at major sporting events. In less than two years, the 2016 Summer Olympics will begin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
What the manufacturer said during the event could be interpreted as a hint that its 8K video recording gear will be ready for Rio 2016. The former source noted that the device will be released in early 2016 and it is always nice when two individual sources are agreeing on a piece of information.
It would be interesting to find out whether this is an A-mount or E-mount camera. If it is the latter, then it could spark a revolution in professional photography, further putting the mirrorless industry at the forefront of the digital imaging industry.
Stay tuned for more details!