Nearly all companies (expect Canon and maybe Leica) are totally dependant from Sony sensors. Well this might change soon for Panasonic and Fuji. Years ago both companies have announced a partnership to work on their own new organic sensors. And finally they are ready to launch their first cameras using this new sensor!
What you see here is a Panasonic 8k camcorder using the new organic sensor. Iw ill be officially released in late 2019. And I seriously cannot wait to see this sensor be used on Panasonic and Fuji cameras too!
Panasonic said that this sensor can achieve a high sensitivity and dynamic range that CANNOT be matched by current inorganic (silicon) sensors. The camcorder you see here has these specs:
- Global Shutter (exposes all pixels at the same time and read the data all at once). This will at last kill the distortion caused by rolling shutters.
- 88 at 60fps
- Panasonic said the sensor has “high sensitivity” and “wide dynamic range” but did not share exact numbers
- It has a step less electronic ND filter (Panasonic said it does NOT change color balance when using it)
- Sensor can switch between “high-sensitivity” mode and “high-saturation” mode
I am loving that!
More info about that sensor on this previous 43rumors article.