A new Sony MFT sensor with 8K video is rumored to be in development. According to the latest rumors, Sony’s new Micro Four Thirds sensor capable of shooting 8K video is expected to appear in 2021. This kind of resolution for a MFT sensor is definitely huge and probably for high-end video-centric Micro Four Thirds system cameras.
This is also the perfect sensor resolution for 8K video recordings. We see 8k resolution usually as 7680×4320 in 16:9 aspect ratio. This makes the sensor to be around 33.18MP to offer these values.
Back in 2019, Sony announced a new 47-megapixel MFT sensor that will be capable of recording 8K video at 30fps. We haven’t seen this sensor any of the Micro Four Thirds camera since then. The new image sensor (model name IMX492LQJ) might actually show up in the successor to the Panasonic GH5S which could be named as Panasonic GH6.
The multi-aspect sensor will capture 41-megapixel resolution in 4:3 mode or 35 megapixels in 17:9. The new Sony sensor records 8K video in 30p in 17:9 mode, and in 4:3 mode this drops to 25p. See full details here.