At the 2018 SSCC (International Solid-State Circuit Conference) Panasonic presented a more concrete version of its organic sensor. This is supposed to achieve 60fps as an 8K sensor, which is nothing special per se. But the other specifications of the sensor sound like a breathtaking game changer:
Thus, the sensor should not only be able to be read out via global shutter, but a cell should also be able to capture up to 450,000 photons, which represents a spectacular saturation value for an 8K sensor. Panasonic does not yet give any concrete dynamic values, but the possible dynamics are likely to be far higher than those of conventional CMOS sensors.
In addition to the large FullWell, cell-based (obviously temporal) noise reduction should be responsible for this. A Dual Native Iso circuit is also part of the package.
And on top the sensor also has an integrated variable ND filter. This is possible because the new sensor is able to steplessly control the sensitivity of the cells via the organic film structure.
Should this sensor actually reach market maturity in the next few years, this should represent a quantum leap in image quality. And Panasonic is likely to play a leading role in sensor development again. Whether we will be able to admire this spectacular image sensor in the GH6 is something we hardly dare to hope.