Astro Design 8K AB-4815 120P/60P Camera

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The Astro Design 8K AB-4815 is a lightweight camera for outside broadcast that is capable of outputting 8K 120p in real-time.

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The camera was first announced back in April this year, but this is the first time we have been able to see the camera. The AB-4815 is a co-development between Astro Design and Sharp.

Key features

  • 8K 120p/60p (120Hz/60Hz) video output
  • 12G-SDI output and U-SDI output
  • Includes color adjustment and image quality adjustment functions while being compact and lightweight
  • Supports control through remote control (optional)
  • Time code input/output support
  • Genlock compatible
  • 2 analog audio channels supported

The camera doesn’t have any internal recording capabilities, and can only output a signal.

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The AB-4815 is equipped with a whopping 8 12G-SDI outputs and it is structured to output 60p via 4x 12G-SDI and 120p through 8x 12G-SDI.


SensorSuper 35mm equivalent single plate CMOS image sensor 24.576mm×13.824mm
ND FilterClear、1/4ND、1/16ND、1/64ND
CC Filter3200K、4400K、5900K、CAP
Lens MountPL mount
Latitide12 Stop(TBD)
Electronic Shutter1/24~1/10000
Frame Frequency23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60, 119.88, 120Hz
Gamma CurveSDR (Dynamic range 100, 200, 400, 600)
HLG (Dynamic range 100, 200, 250, 400)
Color GamutITU-R BT.2020、REC 709

The camera has already been used by Japanese broadcaster NHK.

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