The world’s smallest Sharp 8k interchangeable MFT lens video camera should be announced soon


I received a tip the world’s smallest Sharp 8k interchangeable MFT lens video camera should be announced soon. Here are the expected specifications:

  • 8k at 30 fps in H.265 codec (Sharp is working on 60 fps)
  • 4k or HD up to 60p at 200 Mbits/s at 10-bit
  • UI fully implemented
  • MFT lens mount
  • CMOS sensor (no sensor info besides Micro Four Thirds format)
  • Mini-XLR input
  • Full HDMI out
  • Headphone and audio jacks
  • One SD memory card
  • 5.5″ fully articulating touchscreen HD LCD (swivel)
  • Release timeframe: second half of 2020 for Japan, US shortly after
  • Price under $5,000 (update: priced between $2,800 – $3,700)
  • No sensor info besides Micro Four Thirds format
  • 1 SD card slot
  • Ultra-compact BMC design
  • Looks like the Blackmagic Pocket camera
  • RED could be involved with this camera (Foxconn and Sharp were considering to invest in RED to develop an affordable 8K camera)

The camera is already listed on Sharp’s official website:


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