The 20.8mp 1″ CMOS sensor as rumored is correct. Other 1″ 20mp sensors have shown a lot of potential. Unfortunately with a 4K frame rate of only 15fps we have lost interest in this camera. We do encourage Nikon to continue developing 4K.
Rumors have been circulating about the successor to the Canon 5D Mark III that will have 4K video recording (likely with a unsatisfying video codec if Canon remains consistent in its approach).
The main rumor has been 28mp, 9fps, and 4K video, to be released around September. One other source has suggested 32mp and a release date that makes it questionable if it will be out before the year end.
In a recent interview one of the Canon high up staff acknowledged that Canon as a company needs to move faster in releasing its products. Let’s hope the Mark IV will surprise us as the Mark III was a disappointing update from the Mark II.
Quicklapse is a way of extending the burst shooting rates that digital cameras have (like 4 or 5 shots per second) by using software to generate the frames in between. There are of course limitations to this technique and the type of subject matter that it works for.
Sanchez & Olaso, who specialize in architecture motion photography, have released the following example of their 8K video with the aforementioned quicklapse technique:
See the Sanchez & Olaso website and their blog post titled Behind the scenes – Capturing 8K Video at Son Brull hotel for more information.
I guess we have to guess which is which?
On Dmitry Krupski’s website there is an interview with Michael Guthmann (Product Manager PEN & OM-D, Olympus of Europe) where the following is stated:
Translated: We are carefully studying this point. While we do not think that for the target audience E-M5 II 4K mode is necessary. So we are closely watching the market – perhaps in future models 4K video will be realized. While I can not say with certainty whether the 4K in a model that will replace the E-M1.
Yes, we understand that other manufacturers – Panasonic, Sony, Samsung – offering 4K mode, even in top-level models do not. They just need to create content for their TV. They need to sell 4K TVs. While the content in 4K very little, so they want to have on the market as much as possible models that can shoot in 4K. But we do not see great potential for 4K at the moment. Once the market is ready for it, we will make 4K.