Sharp Debuts 8K Mirrorless Camera Prototype

As part of the company's lineup at CES 2019, Sharp has revealed a new 8K Mirrorless Video Camera. Though full specs have not been detailed yet, the prototype featured at the show does point to a few key features.

According to a First Look Video by Dave Altizer with Kinotika, the camera is being developed in partnership with Foxconn and features a light and compact design with a Micro Four Thirds Sensor. Likewise, the prototype model was shown with an Olympus 40-150mm lens. In addition, the unit supports 8K video recording at 30fps using the H.265 video codec -- and Sharp is reportedly working on 60fps capabilities as well. 

A UHS-II SD card slot is also integrated, along with a flip out 5-inch touchscreen display. A full-sized HDMI port, USB Type-C port, headphone jack, microphone input, and a Mini XLR connection are all built-in as well. Finally, the camera will incorporate some type of image stabilization feature, but the exact method is not currently known. 

Pricing has not been detailed yet, but current reports indicate Sharp is aiming for an MSRP under $5,000. More details and official specs for Sharp's 8K Video Camera are expected to be announced at NAB 2019 in April. You can check out the full First Look Video from Kinotika below!


Sources: Kinotika (YouTube) via DPReview