By Andrew Liszewski
Future-proofing might not be a feature Apple’s known for, with new versions of their products being released on an annual basis. But Sony realizes that video and film professionals dropping thousands and thousands of dollars on a camera might not be so keen on replacing it sooner rather than later. So their new CineAlta F65, which was just announced at NAB, features an 8K, ~20MP CMOS sensor even though in its current state the camera is only able to capture footage with resolutions up to 4K. So down the line, if and when there’s a demand for 8K, the F65 is already able to deliver.
The camera’s also able to capture footage at 120fps with 16-bit RAW output, and if you crunch the numbers even just recording at 24fps in RAW mode it will fill up a terabyte of storage every 50 minutes. And according to Sony’s press release the F65 “is also the first to provide a dedicated green photosite for each pixel in the 4K output image” which supposedly captures twice the amount of green data than traditional sensors, making the footage particularly ideal for post-production work like visual effects or color correction.