NHK flaunts 8K Ultra HD compact broadcast camera

NHK flaunts new 8K Ultra HD compact camera, looking at 2016 broadcast trials

While you're still settling in to HDTV, NHK is already looking past 4K toward 8K broadcast trials -- and it has the hardware to do it. The Japanese broadcaster just showed off a compact 8K broadcast camera that uses the H.265 encoder we saw earlier, and packs a 33-megapixel sensor and drive circuits into a mere four square inch package. Unlike NHK's 8K, 120Hz Super Hi-Vision cam, this more compact model runs at 60fps. Broadcast trials are scheduled to begin in 2016 in Japan, regardless of whether you can see the pixels or not.

Update: This post originally stated that the camera runs at 120Hz. It is actually 60fps.