FDTimes’ reliable sources were reliable yesterday. At an exclusive ceremony held during the Sony Open golf tournament, Sony senior executives presented the first official production unit of the F65 CineAlta digital motion picture camera , Serial number 10001, to Otto Nemenz, president of Hollywood-based Otto Nemenz International.
In the photo above, l to r: Alec Shapiro, Senior Vice President, Professional Solutions of America, Sony Electronics; Phil Molyneux, President and COO, Sony Electronics; Otto Nemenz, President, Otto Nemenz International; Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President of Sony Corporation.
With approximately 400 units pre-ordered worldwide, at least two major studios are planning to use it on projects that will begin shooting almost immediately upon delivery of the cameras.
Otto said, “4K is a reality and represents the next great leap in entertainment technology. The F65 is a revolutionary camera and sets a new standard for digital production.”
Sony’s 4K digital cinema projectors are installed in more than 10,000 screens worldwide. At the Consumer Electronics Show this week, the company reaffirmed its commitment to 4K, announcing plans for new 4K home theater technologies. The F65 camera raises the bar further, with an 8K image sensor that derives 4K content…and beyond.
The F65 camera has an 8K image sensor, with approximately 20 total megapixels, and 16-bit Linear RAW File output capability.