The megapixel wars have commenced again it seems, and this time it's for video. We haven't even gotten used to 4k yet and camera manufacturers are producing 8k cameras already. In a recent video by Kinotika, Altizer demonstrates some of the low light capabilities of the Sharp 8k camera. Generally speaking, higher resolution cameras tend to offer worse low light performance at any given sensor size. Of course, this is not a rule and just a guideline as there are many cameras that offer better low-light performance even when resolutions have increased. What interesting to me is the fact that Altizer described the Sharp camera to potentially have better high ISO performance compared to the Panasonic GH5. If this is correct, we might have a very capable competitor.
The video quality from the camera does look pretty good and Altizer has been kind enough to provide video clips for you to download and view.
Personally, I'm really not bothered about 8k resolution video, it's mostly useless to me. I'm more interested in seeing features like higher frame rates at 4k, being able to shoot raw, significantly better dynamic range without the need of log profiles, and higher bit rates for color. Those features are actually useful and provide practical benefits. Simply increasing the resolution is easy and fun for the marketing department but is it really beneficial.
In any case, who cares what I think, what are your thoughts on the new Sharp 8k camera?