Tuesday, October 30, 2012

First CineAlta Camera With Global Shutter

Sony introduces F55 high-end digital cinema camera featuring the new 4K/8.9MP super-35mm sensors featuring global shutter and wider-than-film F65 color gamut. The new sensor deliver 60fps in 4K mode or 180fps in 2K mode with the same FOV (see the camera's brochure).


  1. Has this sensor been reported previously?

  2. it would be nice to know the noise level..

  3. This is a very significant. A few years ago I heard a rumor that Sony was working on Global Shutter for this application, but wouldn't release anything until they were satisfied with the quality level.

  4. From the Brochure, it seems that frame rate is still on the low side ( 60fps for 2K) compared to RED or ALEXA. Is it possible they are using system level CDS ?

    "60 fps out of the box (XAVC HD at launch; XAVC 4K, QFHD and 2K with a planned upgrade)
    • 180 fps with a planned upgrade (XAVC 2K/HD). Unique to this process, there is no line skipping
    or sensor windowing. So there’s no crop factor, no loss in angle of view.
    • 240 fps 2K RAW, with the optional AXS-R5 outboard recorder and a planned upgrade,
    achieves the highest frame rates most productions will need, while retaining exceptional, 16-bit
    image quality. This not only exceeds 12-bit RAW with 16 times as many Red, Green and Blue
    gradations. By design, it exceeds the capabilities of human vision! "

  5. Back to Eric's question; has anyone seen any info on the pixel/sensor for this camera?


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