Videographers and photographers are increasingly using 8K cameras, which are now widely accepted as standard equipment at many events and in many photo studios.
You’ll also need to upgrade your computer system, your video-editing software, and have some quality lighting equipment on hand if you’re intending on shooting during the day or doing any outside photography in order to take full use of the 8K resolution that these cameras can provide.
We’ve included five of our top 8K cameras from this year, along with why we like them so much.
With the Z 7, that vision (and much more) is realised. The Z 7 effortlessly integrates with Nikon’s DSLR system, including your beloved NIKKOR lenses, in addition to its lightweight mirrorless design, a brand-new full-frame lens mount and matched lenses, and Nikon’s 45.7MP picture sensor. Yet, it is clearly a Nikon. Mirrorless cameras have undergone a revolution.
Because of the more important Z Mount and the 16mm flange focal distance, NIKKOR Z lenses are able to collect more light. Without stopping down, NIKKOR Z lenses provide sharpness from corner to corner at their greatest aperture.
Like the D850, this device is a time-lapse photography tool. With no shutter vibration, you can take up to 9,999 full-resolution still photos, which you can then merge using third-party software to create an 8K movie. You can effectively produce 4K time-lapse sequences on the camera with exposure smoothing and an expanded low-light metering range.
Canon EOS R5
This 45MP full-frame sensor can also capture raw footage in 4K at up to 120 frames per second in 4:2:2 10-bit with Canon Log and DCI 8K at 30 frames per second. Moreover, HDR-PQ recording in the camera and clear 4K output at up to 60 frames per second are supported by the HDMI connector. Dual Pixel CMOS AF, All-I, and IPB compression options are available when shooting raw at up to 8K.
With firmware update 1.4.0, an optional HDMI connection may output 8K30, 10-bit video for ProRes raw recording to the Atomos Ninja V+ recorder. (Be advised that the recorder could get warm.)
It has a first for EOS cameras: five-axis sensor-shift image stabilisation, which provides appropriate camera shake compensation for handheld shooting at slower shutter rates. This stabilisation device works with lens-based optical image stabilisation on both RF and EF lenses.
Red Weapon 8K (Helium)
Every RED camera produces clear, natural visuals that breathe life into your movie with breathtaking resolution and quality. The MONSTRO and HELIUM sensors elevate the movie to a new level with up to 17 times more resolution than HD and more than 4 times more than 4K.
RED’s sensor portfolio offers versatility and performance in all lighting situations. By allowing people to explore the shadows, it gives them the highest-quality cinematic visuals.
Like this, you’ve never shot RAW before. The REDCODE RAW file format, sometimes referred to as R3D, is RED’s exclusive format and offers the most post-processing versatility. DSMC2 allows you more creative freedom by allowing you to record in R3D, Apple ProRes, or Avid DNxHR/HD concurrently.
The Sigma fp Mirrorless Camera, which weighs less than a pound, offers high-end functionality for both still photos and video.
Leica’s L-mount lens interface, a 24.6MP full-frame BSI Bayer CMOS sensor, 14-bit colour depth, electronic image stabilisation, and a fully electronic shutter enable 6000 x 4000 raw and JPEG files to be produced at 18 frames per second. This camera also offers focus peaking, face identification, and eye detection in addition to contrast detection and a 49-point selection mode for AF measurement distance.
With a base sensitivity of ISO 100–25600, video recording is supported up to 30p in UHD 4K and up to 120p in Full HD. For raw video data, 12-bit CinemaDNG external recording is supported.
By generating strong contrast between orange colours (which are present in human skin tones) and teal colours (cyan blue), which are their complements, Sigma’s Teal and Orange mode aids shooters in fine-tuning their video footage. You can switch between still images and videos using a switch on top of the camera.
Fujifilm GFX 100
Mirrorless GFX cameras produce the greatest images for professional photography. When the system changes, things will change.
The GFX100 utilises the biggest sensor in a mirrorless camera, with over 100 million pixels and a diagonal of 55mm. You receive FUJIFILM’s distinctive image and optical technology with the GFX100.
The sensor is 43.8mm by 32.9mm and has 102 million effective pixels.
The 55mm diagonal length big format sensor of the GFX is displayed in both still images and video. The X-Processor 4 allows you to capture 4K/30P video. The camera produces narrow depth of field, increased tonal gradients, and higher ISOs thanks to a bigger sensor than conventional cinema cameras.
Large format video footage reproduces three-dimensional definition and has more intricate textures. Never before has the scene’s ambience been so perfectly captured.
All of the Film Simulation modes, including Eterna, which imitates the corresponding FUJIFILM cinematic film, are also compatible with video. The camera also supports a 400Mbps bit rate, H.265 and H.264 compression, and a 17:9 digital cinema aspect ratio.
Sony Alpha a7R IV
a demonstration of talent. The full-frame mirrorless Sony 7R IV takes stunning images faster than ever before and with expressive skills formerly reserved for larger format cameras. With its improved stiffness and connectivity, increase your productivity.
Just as professional photographers anticipate, a full-frame Exmor RTM CMOS sensor coupled with a BIONZ XTM image engine brings up entirely new depths of detail. Both the mood and the subject matter of each scene are represented.
With the BIONZ X image processing engine, high-resolution sensor performance and 15-stop dynamic range are optimised.
Despite the higher pixel count, it still provides ISO 32000 and lowers noise in the low- and mid-sensitivity range, so you still obtain excellent shots.
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