8k with m43 in time for Olympics?

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iano Senior Member • Posts: 1,881
8k with m43 in time for Olympics?

Ok, Sharp in theory already has a product that could be in limited use.  What are the chances Panasonic and/or Olympus will now decide to use the extra time?

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Skeeterbytes Forum Pro • Posts: 18,365
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They probably will now, considering the games are pushed back to 2021. IIUC the Japanese broadcasters were all excited to roll out the technology for it. IMO we need teevee sets that can display it, and cable networks that can carry it for it to be meaningful.

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iano wrote:

Ok, Sharp in theory already has a product that could be in limited use. What are the chances Panasonic and/or Olympus will now decide to use the extra time?

Depends on economics and demographics towards the end of 2020.

By all accounts there is a significant recession starting.

We are due to loose an awful lot of good people, big change in demographics coming.

China will have beat the virus and be recovering economically while the West is still approaching peak infection rate.

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Jonas Palm Senior Member • Posts: 1,040
If they want to. It’s a question of product strategy.

Sony has parts for order. And Sharp has had access to 8k m43 sensors for a long time now, they just haven’t brought their product to market.

I have my own theory as to why Olympus doesn’t introduce an 8k capable camera, but that’s all it is as long as we don’t have access to Olympus’ boardroom. 
That theory being that they have a long heritage culturally of fitting things into levels or tiers, and have grown accustomed the last couple of decades of digital imaging to associate level with sensor resolution. Like the rest of the industry, they have milked upgraders with small 15% steps in linear resolution every few years, but they have fallen a bit behind the industry curve resolution wise, so for them to introduce an 8k capable sensor requires them to take a step that doesn’t fit the traditional cadence in terms resolution levels, and they don’t know how to handle it marketing wise. So they iterate with what they have instead. 
Basically - product matrix conservatism.

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Skeeterbytes wrote:

They probably will now, considering the games are pushed back to 2021. IIUC the Japanese broadcasters were all excited to roll out the technology for it. IMO we need teevee sets that can display it, and cable networks that can carry it for it to be meaningful.

Cheers,

Rick

Not even close to broadcast of 8k here in Australia.  But the technology is still interesting to me as I shoot some footage that I may wish to watch years from now when displaying 8k just might be common.

The other use is that 8k gives scope for crop.  A breakthrough in sensor tech to make it all work well seems to be needed....  but maybe the incentive for interchangeable lens cameras simply is not there, and 8k will be something phones do better in the end.

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