The folks over at DSLR News Shooter found that Ikegami is making a 4/3″ PL-mount camcorder—Ikegami, fercryinoutloud!
It apparently uses a 4K Aptina sensor and records to Ikegami’s GFCam flash memory system. A post at DVXUser.com claims, “target price around $20K, MPEG2 [email protected]/50 mbps to GFPAK, Release Autumn 2011”.
4/3″ is the sensor size used in the Panasonic AG-AF100 LSS camcorder and GH1/GH13/GH2 EVIL mirrorless cameras. It’s about 80% the size of a 35mm mopix frame or APS-C (e.g., Canon 7D).
Looks like the little Panasonics are going have a big brother—one with a long and honorable history in broadcast cameras. Autumn looks interesting…
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