Sony's F65 CineAlta 4K Camera Is a High-End Hollywood Monster

Sony isn't done with its whole renaissance thing. No, instead they bring us the their new F65 CineAlta professional monster, a beast with so much muscle it can film in full 4K—four times higher than standard high definition.

I've decided to name this beast Behemoth, so named for its having more power than Directors of Photography probably know what to do with. The F65 is the first in its class that captures cinema at 4096 x 2160, and it carries a specialized 8K CMOS sensor that takes images at 20MP. Sony literally wants your eyes to weep for being so weak in comparison.

While on set, the camera can record 60 minutes of crazy-rich 16-bit Linear RAW video directly to a 1TB SRMemory card at 24FPS. Or you can switch to MPEG-4 SStP between projects if that suits your cinematographic needs. And DPs can control the whole thing via iPad or the new Tablet S.

The $65,000 price tag only echoes this thing's power, as it is far from a toy. This is the highest of the high end, and it'll see stores January 2012.[Sony, MarketWatch]