Over at Cine Gear Expo in LA, Sony has announced that is is currently developing its next-generation CineAlta digital motion picture camera system.

The camera isn’t expected to be on the market until 2018 and is currently being developed in collaboration with a panel of directors, cinematographers, operators and digital imaging technicians.

Details are therefore minimal but Sony has said the camera will not be an iteration of an existing model like the F55 (pictured) and will be built from the ground up. It will feature a newly designed full frame 36x24mm sensor that will be aspect ratio-agnostic – and capable of Full Frame, Super35 4K 4-perf 4:3 Anamorphic and 4K spherical 3-perf 17:9

The camera will use Sony’s 16bit RAW/X-OCN and XAVC codecs and will also be compatible with current and upcoming hardware accessories for CineAlta cameras (DVF-EL200 Full HD OLED Viewfinder, AXS-R7 recorder, AXS-CR1 and AR1 card reader, AXS and SxS memory cards).

There was no news on price but it’s a high end movie camera that will occupy the same space in the Sony universe as the F65 did, so not cheap.

Jon Creamer

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