Sony dropped another tease today via its Super 35mm Facebook page, dropping a couple of key specs, along with the above image.
The Future, Ahead of Schedule | October 30, 2012
“4K and 50Mbps422″ | “High Frame Rate”
Do you like what you’re hearing so far?
Depending on the price point, this would be a direct competitor to cameras like the RED Epic and Scarlet. It’s certainly situated above the current Sony F3 model. We’ll know more next week, as we’re just outside of a week from the official unveiling…
So, do you like what you’re hearing so far?
[via Sony Super 35mm Facebook page]
Based on this teaser image posted in Sony’s Super 35mm Facebook page, it appears that Sony will be dropping a new F-class Super 35mm cinema camera in October. All reasonable speculation points to a Sony F5 situated above the current 1080p-equipped F3.
Given that Sony’s lower-end NEX lineup features a high-frame rate, 4K camera (the NEX-FS700), it is likely that the Sony F5 would also get the 4K resolution and possibly a high frame rate option as well. If that feature set were to hit, it would be expected to be in the $20k price range and would likely compete with the RED Scarlet and Epic market.
[Sony Super 35mm Facebook via No Film School]