This Is Panasonic's Future 4K Video Micro Four Thirds Camera

Panasonic is showing off a prototype of a 4K micro four thirds format interchangeable lens camera. It looks just like Panasonic's video-chomping GH3.

We don't know much about the forthcoming protoype, but we're told that it's more than wankery and that we'll see a product in the near future. Panasonic is showing a prototype of a SDXC speed class 3 card for use with the camera. It's rated at a minimum transfer rate of 30MB/S so it can handle all the data that 4K entails.

This Is Panasonic's Future 4K Video Micro Four Thirds Camera

Additionally, Panasonic had a live demo of a working prototype of its forthcoming wearable 4K camera. The mock up looks identical to the existing A100 point-of-view wearable recorder that currently shoots only 1080p video.


Now that that 4K televisions seem almost unstoppable you should expect to see more and more of these consumer and non-pro cameras popping up with 4K powers. And that's a good thing, because if we're gonna have 4k TVs, we might as well have widely available cameras that amateurs and low-budget filmmakers can use to make 4K content.

This Is Panasonic's Future 4K Video Micro Four Thirds Camera

Panny had the camera set up pointing at people visiting the exhibit at its CES booth, and the feed was displayed on a 4K Tv. We don't know what fancy tricks might have been going behind the scenes, but the footage looked very good for a feed coming from such a small camera.

This Is Panasonic's Future 4K Video Micro Four Thirds Camera

The video had significant vignetting from the fisheye lens on the camera, but it was very smooth and otherwise distortion and noise free as far as I could tell.