It looks like Sony has no intention of resting on the laurels with sensor development. A leaked spec sheet seems to show a 36mp full frame sensor capable of shooting 480fps in 4K is coming soon. Might this be for a Sony A7S III camera body some time in 2019?
This spec sheet hasn't been officially released by Sony as of yet, so there's a slight possibility that it's fake. Though we don't think so.
The spec list is in the gallery below.
4k @ 460 fps. lol. what for?
but "innovative" Canon may be in for some tough times once the videots start to demand it ... for every camera. :-)
HOWEVER!, video encoding is based on differences between frames, and it is safe to assume that if you are sampling 16 times faster, that the differences between frames will become much smaller. I would be guessing that at 480fps the files would be in the order of about 4 times larger than at 30fps, but this will be very interesting to see.....
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I am very tempted to film opening a beer at 480fps and posting it, but alas, I have no beer!
Sorry but that's just the way it is. If you are happy with Canon's DSLR's than don't worry about it. If you want a competitive mirrorless from Canon you should be very worried.
I don't ever capture video. If Canon cannot keep up with video specs on their sensors, it does not matter at all to me. Actually I would love to buy an excellent "pure stills" mirrorfree FF camera from Canon. Without any video/audio recording, codecs and stuff in it.
480 FPS -- it's a bit like having a 1000 HP car. This car is used for what that a car with 400 HP, underpowered as it is, could not do?
Now that is something I would like to have at an affordable price.
Plus, I have two mirrorless cameras and would not under any circumstance consider them to be "video cameras modified to shoot individual frames." It is just like my old DSLRs in every way but has no mirror.
I think there is potential for a very interesting learning curve! Ready to order...
The 5D Mark IV uses a 4K codec that was born when MC Hammer's Hammer Time was polluting the radio. DSLRs are starting to use more efficient codecs, LIKE
Let's not compare video with the 5D Mark IV's 4k codec that's so inefficient that it uses space that's almost equal to compressed RAW. While the 5D Mark IV parties up with it's codec that was made popular when MC Hammer was polluting the radio, other DSLRs have been switching to using H.265.
The benefit of these 4K specs will be rolling shutter, a sensor that can read that fast will result in low rolling shutter in 4K and even 8K.
Must try beer..... and if it does not work, try and try again....