What happened to the Panasonic 8K Organic Sensor?

Back in September 2019 Panasonic has promised to launch their first camera with the organic 8K sensor by 2020. Personal View wrote:

Interview with Takashi Ishii from Panasonic, who is closely related to new revolutionary sensor development. Panasonic aim this to be first commercially available camera with organic sensor that will be made available around Tokyo 2020 games start time. Not only camera won’t need ND filters, but will also implement some of new processing techniques and may be also will use new SDI coaxial connectors in the final version. Camera presented at IBC used 4x 12G SDI connectors and special recorder with 4 separate drives. It is interesting of presently it process and store each of 4K separately, as in such case it will require cheap and afforable part already present in 4K Panasonic cameras and recorders.

Ok, Tokyo Olympics got postponed, still I wonder if this new tech is still being developed or just “delayed”.

Sigma also registered a list of FP-L accessories

Along the FP-L Sigma will also announce these accessories:

  • Electronic Viewfinder EVF-11
  • Eyecup EC-31
  • Large Eyecup EC-41
  • Semi-Hard Case VC-07a

(L2) Sigma FP-L with new 60MP sensor?

I got very wild rumors about a possible new 60MP sensor that might be used on the FP-L. To me this rumor sounds “to crazy to be true”. But you might judge for yourself:

Source 1:

SIGMA fp L use a special pixel type effective 60.75 megapixels sensor named IMX513BQR from sony-semiconductor to replace the unstable Foveon X3 sensor. in 30 megapixels output mode, pixel can be full sampled, which makes it the same image quality as the Foveon X3. in 120 megapixels mode, fp L output the maximum resolution in the world of full frame single shooting.

Source 2:

The newly CMOS sensor of sigma fp L has a CFA like the fujifilm’s Super CCD. Sigma get a customized full frame 61 megapixels no-LPF BSI sensor with zig-zag manner pixels and 45° rotated bayer color filter array, which pixel design based on sony-semi’s most popular 3.76um Exmor R series. This special pixel array was name as “Q67” or “ClearVid” in sony’s speech, was used in F65RS cine camera.
This 61 megapixels zig-zag pixel sensor can output 30 megapixels green channel image without any interpolation and color the picture like the Foveon X3 Quattro. So it can be the flat version of Foveon X3, but save the high ISO.
In additionally, this customized sensor use the same color filter as the PhaseONE IQ3 100MP Trichromatic. It has the best color reproduction even better than the old Foveon X3.

LEAKED: Panasonic Lumix 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 Price and Release Date

Here are additional specs and images about the upcoming Panasonic 70-300mm F4.5-5.6

The mass retailer price of Panasonic “LUMIX S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO OIS” seems to be 146,000 yen including tax at the point 1% reduction store and 160,600 yen including tax at the point 10% reduction store. The planned release date is April 22, 2021

Converted in dollar this means $1,385 – $1,524

via nokishita