The Japanese website nikkan.co.jp reports that Panasonic will have cameras with 8k video recording capabilities by 2020. The company is currently working on the development of next-generation image processing large-scale integrated circuit (10th generation high-speed image processing Venus Engine):
Panasonic has developed a digital camera and broadcast business camera the number of pixels corresponding to the "8K" video shooting of 16 times the full high-definition, sequentially released in 2020. Toward 8K correspondence, it was undertaken on the development of next-generation image processing large-scale integrated circuit (LSI) "10th generation high-speed image processing Venus Engine".
Sony Corporations is planing to raise nearly $4 billion with issuing new shares and bonds in order to invest in stacked image sensor R&D and production while pulling back from consumer goods where they lost money in the past:
As I reported earlier today, Olympus officially announced their AIR A01 smartphone camera module (aka "clip camera") in the US. The AIR A01 is basically a stand-alone unit that works together with Olympus OA app - this allows you to use your phone as internal memory and display, or upload your photos directly to the cloud (currently Amazon Cloud Drive), or share them, as well as use digital filters and effects on your images through the app, while shooting with interchangeable micro 4/3 lenses. The announcement also includes a M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ lens to go with the new Olympus AIR camera body. Here are the different options available and the corresponding pricing: